Finally Trump gets rid if Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and installs fellow conspiracy theorist, Mike Pompeo. This was a move long expected and perhaps is the start of cleaning out any remaining characters not willing to walk lock-step with any of Trump’s spur of the moment, low fact, reactionary, policy strategies.
Second in Command, Gina Haspel will take over as CIA director. She is actually qualified for this job, believe it or not. She is a solid person to run the department.
Mike Pompeo, although a complete schmuck, can’t be any worse at running the State Department than Rex Tillerson was. Let’s see if Pompeo is inclined to rebuild the State Department and more importantly, if Trump will allow him to.
It is interesting to note that this firing came directly after Tillerson spoke out about what was clearly the Russian attempt to kill by poisoning, a former double spy in England recently, while the Trump administration has been otherwise silent about it and all things related to Russia.
“Tillerson’s remarks echoed those made Monday by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said that it is “highly likely” Russia is responsible for the poisoning, either directly or because it lost control of the nerve agent.”
It is also worth noting, Tillerson did receive advance warning, and as you would expect, Trump did not speak to Tillerson but instead had someone else fire him. TIllerson had planned to stay on at the State Department and was particularly interested in seeing through negotiations with North Korea.