Photos, left to right: Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo, and Gina Haspel
By Miriam Raftery
March 13, 2018 (Washington D.C.) – President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Ralph Tillerson, naming Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement and Gina Haspel, Deputy CIA Director, to replace Pompeo. Both nominees have controversial backgrounds and will require Senate confirmation.
Tillerson’s ouster comes less than 48 hours after Tillerson blamed Russia for the poisoning of a Russian spy in Britain with a powerful neurotoxin.