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Trump poised to oust top diplomat Tillerson, says New York Times report

Trump poised to oust top diplomat Tillerson, says New York Times report”

The latest reports indicate his long-anticipated departure from State could be coming in the next few weeks, under a new plan pushed by Gen. John Kelly, which would see Tillerson ousted, and replaced by current CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

"Secretary Tillerson continues to lead the State Department and the entire cabinet is focused on completing this incredibly successful first year of President Trump's administration", she said in a statement.

But others argued that any new secretary of state would face the same obstacles as Tillerson, who was undercut this year when Trump told his chief diplomat to stop "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea.

Tillerson at the time refused to directly address the report that he referred to Trump as a "moron", saying that he would not "deal with petty stuff like that".

"The vice president has never had to persuade me to remain as secretary of State because I have never considered leaving", Tillerson said. And the plan is not just being considered at the staff level, but by the President himself, the source said.

"It may be February, it may be March, it may be April, but I think once you get to that time period, people are going to feel as though they've kind of put their time in", said one person with close ties to the White House.

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A combination photo of Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, left, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Mr Cotton, the senator for Arkansas, has been a key ally of the president on national security matters.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop hopes Rex Tillerson stays on as the USA secretary of state. Bill to save cyber diplomacy office advances America's decision on North Korea hinges on Trump's success in Asia MORE.

If carried out, the staff changes would be the latest in a string of firings or resignations in the Trump administration including the departures of the chief of staff, national security adviser and Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

At a private dinner of foreign policy veterans last month, a senior White House official criticized Tillerson for failing to support the president's agenda, according to a person familiar with the matter.



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