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Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose firing was announced hours earlier, is slated to address reporters from the State Department briefing room on Tuesday afternoon.
Tillerson's ouster, first reported Tuesday morning, was quickly confirmed by President Donald Trump in a tweet.
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Trump tweet: Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
White House officials said Tillerson found out on Friday that he would be fired, according to the Associated Press.
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But in a statement on Tuesday, Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said, "The Secretary had...
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