CIA's Pompeo to replace Tillerson as State Secretary

Politics 3/13/2018, 1:46 PM
CIA's Pompeo to replace Tillerson as State Secretary

President of the United States Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will name the current Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Mike Pompeo (pictured) as the new US Secretary of State, replacing Rex Tillerson as Washington's top diplomat. At the same time, Trump stated that he will appoint Gina Haspel to lead the CIA, who will thus become the first woman ever to lead the agency.

"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

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