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    Tillerson, Ousted as Secretary of State, Warns of ‘Troubling’ Russia

    Though the White House maintains that Rex Tillerson was told last week that he was being replaced, Tillerson’s team say they found out via President Trump’s Twitter feed yesterday — and Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein was subsequently fired for contradicting the administration’s version of events. Tillerson’s final statement to reporters warned of the work needed to rein in the “troubling behavior and actions” of the Russian government. Trump hopes to replace the former Exxon Mobile CEO with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who will need Senate confirmation.

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