November 30, 2017

Tillerson under pressure after White House plan leaks

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: The Hill

Journalist Jordan Fabian

Rex Tillerson’s days at the State Department appear to be numbered.  

Speculation about Tillerson’s future as secretary of State reached a fever pitch on Thursday after multiple reports detailed a White House plan to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo

The White House stopped short of denying the reports and refused to say whether President Trump still has confidence in his embattled top diplomat.  

“When the president loses confidence in someone, they will no longer serve in the capacity that they're in,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 

Sanders later said that “there are no personnel announcements at this time.” 

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...