President Trump on Tuesday announced the ouster of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. Tillerson, a former CEO of ExxonMobil, had long been rumored to be on the outs, having been publicly undercut by the president on many policy issues; most recently, he broke with Trump to echo Britain's claim that Russia poisoned a former spy. Trump asked Tillerson to resign Friday, The Washington Post reports. In a statement, Trump announced he is nominating Mike Pompeo, who is currently serving as the CIA director, to replace Tillerson, and will tap Pompeo's deputy Gina Haspel to lead the CIA. If confirmed, Haspel would be the first-ever female director of the spy agency.
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