CIA Director Mike Pompeo, if confirmed as the next secretary of state, would bring a number of assets to his new role as the top US diplomat: the confidence of President Donald Trump, government experience and an insider's knowledge of Congress and the federal bureaucracy.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked on Twitter after returning from an Africa trip in which he was out of the loop on North Korean talks and contradicted the White House position on Russia's responsibility for poisoning a British spy. Equally important was Trump's observation that "we're always on the same wavelength".
Mr. Trump released a statement saying he was "proud" to nominate Pompeo to replace Tillerson.
Walter Shaub The head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, who clashed with Trump and his administration, stepped down in July before his five-year term was to end.
One was appointed honorarily shortly before a transition.
"His experience in the military, Congress, and as leader of the Central Intelligence Agency have prepared him well for his new role and I urge his swift confirmation", said Mr. Trump in a statement.
Rex Tillerson Out as Trump's Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo
Tillerson was also often out of step with Trump on foreign policy, most notably with issues involving North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about Qatar at the State Department in Washington , Friday June 9, 2017.
"I think Rex will be much happier now", Trump said.
The biggest shakeup of Trump's Cabinet since he took office in January 2017 was announced by the president on Twitter as his administration works toward an unprecedented meeting with the leader of North Korea.
Mr Pompeo is a former hardline conservative Republican lawmaker from Kansas and a Trump loyalist. Even among the first-time representatives who helped the GOP take over the House as part of the 2010 Tea Party wave, he stood out as a strident critic of the Obama administration's foreign policy.
Trump specifically cited differences over the Iran deal Tuesday. "This is where Pompeo has really been able to endear himself to Trump". In 2006, Pompeo sold the manufacturing company he'd founded, Thayer Aerospace.
Mr Tillerson also won few plaudits from career diplomats for his performance at the State Department. What surprised was the timing: right after Tillerson went more vocal about Russia's threat, and on the day when he just arrived from Africa.
"She was the acting director for operations when I arrived, and she has a wealth of experience and background, and she has more than three decades experience overseas as well as at headquarters, ' said Brennan, saying she enjoyed 'tremendous respect" in the agency. Pompeo has also moved officers out of Washington and into remote areas and pushed decision-making down the chain of command.
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James Comey The Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who was leading a probe into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation to influence the election outcome, was sacked by Trump in May.
It also raised questions about whether he could influence intelligence that the CIA was sharing with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or congressional committees. Here are five reasons why Trump may have fired Tillerson.
Last week, it looked like Mr Tillerson was unaware of the President's plan to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
While Tillerson has been critical of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and its intervention from Ukraine to Syria, Pompeo has at times bolstered Trump's view that inquiries into Russian election meddling is a "witch hunt" meant to undercut his presidency.
Goldstein said, "We wish Secretary Pompeo well". Pompeo subsequently clarified his remarks.
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