White House has plan to replace Tillerson with CIA chief, New York Times reports


Senior officials say Trump will replace top diplomat with Mike Pompeo

Thomson Reuters
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 10:12 AM ET
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017 10:12 AM ET

The White House has developed a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, within weeks, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing senior officials.

Under the plan, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton would be tapped to replace Pompeo at the CIA, the New York Times said.

The Times said it was not immediately clear whether U.S. President Donald Trump had given final approval to the plan. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the report.

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