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Trump plans to oust Tillerson as Secretary of State: Official

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    The Trump administration is planning to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    The newspaper quoted unnamed senior administration officials as saying Trump had soured on Tillerson and was ready for a change at the State Department, probably around the end of the year.

    The two men have aired striking differences in public.

    It was not clear on Thursday whether the President had given final approval to the reported cabinet changes. The White House did not immediately respond, reports AFP.

    Under the plan, which the paper said was developed by White House chief of staff John Kelly, Pompeo would be replaced at the CIA by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas and an important Trump ally on national security issues.

    OneIndia News (with agency inputs)

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