- Mike Pompeo to succeed, with Gina Haspel replacing him at CIA
- Both officials to face strong questioning about support for torture
- Opinion: Tillerson was hapless, hopeless and tragic
Donald Trump sent US diplomacy into fresh turmoil on Tuesday by firing his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson – said to have discovered his fate via Twitter – and promoting two officials condemned by human rights groups for endorsing or overseeing torture.
Rex Tillerson’s firing leaves US diplomacy in turmoil