Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Late night hosts skewer Trump over Rex Tillerson firing

Late night hosts skewer Trump over Rex Tillerson firing

Malcolm Turnbull predicts there will be a seamless transition to new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the sacking of Rex Tillerson.

Assuming the Senate goes along, CIA director Mike Pompeo will move to State and CIA deputy director Gina Haspel will become the first woman to head the clandestine agency. His efforts as the state department's chief executive were worse; Mr Tillerson accepted the administration's demand for a massive cut in its budget (Congress did not) and launched a reorganisation of the department which appears to have succeeded mostly in driving out some of its top talent.

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The comedian's comment was a reference to an interview DeVos did with CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, in which the education secretary struggled to answer basic questions regarding schools in her home state of MI. "It is unlikely that there is fear for further degradation", Piskov told reporters. He at least hasn't been the disaster I thought he would be, though. He declared Tuesday, "I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want".

Trump acknowledged he hadn't discussed the idea in advance with Tillerson.

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Iran played down the potential impact on its landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers of the appointment of the hawkish Mike Pompeo as the new U.S. secretary of state, saying the change was an internal USA matter. That side deal requires European governments to take a tougher stance toward Iran in exchange for a promise that Trump will not rip up the entire agreement, a promise Europeans are already viewing with more skepticism as the president tries to install a self-proclaimed Iran hawk in Foggy Bottom. But the announcement came a day after Tillerson contradicted the White House about the recent poisoning of a British spy, saying it "clearly" came from Russia-a position disputed by the Trump administration.

"Of course, I certainly expect that Russian Federation will continue to attempt to do this, but I am sure that America will be able to hold free and fair elections, and that we will resist quite successfully, and their impact on our elections will not be significant". White House officials said Kelly told Tillerson that Trump wanted a change and he should step down. As Trump mentioned Tuesday morning, Pompeo is much more skeptical of the Iran deal than Tillerson is. But it looks like he was called back due to questions around President Trump's potential meeting with [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un. Exhale. We were, to be fair, warned that Donald Trump would be a chaos president, and he is. Referencing the departure of many senior diplomats, Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, said Pompeo will "need to recruit and fill the many offices that have been left vacant".

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Texas Peace Officer's Crash Reports also offer details of three crashes involving the company's buses without deaths or injuries. Norman Haynes of Victoria, Texas said his daughter, 18-year-old trumpet player Makena Campa, was on the bus with her mother.

So there it is: at the very moment that Trump prepares to tackle the most delicate security issue facing the world, he has chosen to empower his most aggressive advisers and silence the voices of caution.

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