White House plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief

WASHINGTON DC- JULY 13 Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Tom Cotton arrives for a closed-door committee meeting in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON DC- JULY 13 Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Tom Cotton arrives for a closed-door committee meeting in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill

After a report last month that Tillerson had called the president a "moron", Tillerson was forced to appear before cameras at the State Department to pledge fealty his boss.

There's talk the White House is planning to replace Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo. Under Arkansas law, if Cotton steps down before next July, the state's Republican governor would appoint a replacement who would serve until the November 2018 election.

Tillerson's aloof management style and cost-saving plan to restructure the State Department, including slashing around 2,000 positions, has not helped his popularity.

"The working knowledge here is that Tillerson will be leaving in late January and Pompeo will be coming in as quickly as he can following that", a current staffer told Vanity Fair.

White House plan to replace Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency chief

As a member of Congress, she noted, Pompeo represented Wichita, Kansas, where Koch Industries is based, has been called the "Koch Brothers' favorite congressman".

A former Kansas congressman and the current Central Intelligence Agency director could become the new secretary of state.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Kelly told Tillerson's chief of staff on Thursday the reports on Tillerson being replaced were not true. "It is just where the bar is".

Senator Bob Corker, a senior voice on foreign policy, spoke to Tillerson on Thursday and said the secretary of state was unaware of any plans to oust him. Shortly after Tillerson announced that the US was in diplomatic contact with Pyongyang, Mr. Trump tweeted that "he is wasting his time".

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If carried out, the staff changes would be the latest in a string of departures and firings in Trump's administration in recent months, including his chief of staff, national security adviser and Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

"So the question is not whether Pompeo can do the job but whether the president is going to let Pompeo do the job".

At the White House, meanwhile, frustration with Tillerson has mounted over what officials have described as Tillerson's aloofness and his slowness in filling key roles to carry out the president's agenda.

President Donald Trump is considering a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose relationship has been strained by the top U.S. diplomat's softer line on North Korea and other differences, senior administration officials said on Thursday.

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The White House did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

No matter how long Tillerson is allowed to stay on, his stature and ability to speak on Trump's behalf has been impaired, it is widely agreed.

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