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Trump thanked Tillerson for the service and confirmed that Pompeo will become a new state secretary. The President also nominated intelligence officer Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo at the CIA, World News reported.
“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!,” the President wrote.
Trump chose Pompeo as his CIA director after coming into office in January 2017. Prior to that, the official served as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives’ select committee on intelligence, and the subcommittee on the CIA. The President appointed Haspel, a counterterrorism specialist, as the CIA’s deputy director in February 2017. Before Tuesday’s announcement, rumors circulated for several months that Tillerson was considering resignation.