Initially Praised, CIA's Pompeo Became Polarizing Figure in Intel Community

Long-rumored to be in the works, U.S. President Donald Trump finally fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday, naming Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo to take his place.

Speaking outside the White House, Trump explained the move by pointing to disagreements with Tillerson, while saying he and Pompeo, “We’re always on the same wavelength.”

“I’ve worked with Mike Pompeo now for quite some time,” the president told reporters. “Tremendous energy. Tremendous intellect.”

“The relationship has been very good and that’s what I need as secretary of state,” Trump said.

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By: VOA - 5 days ago

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