Report says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be forced out and replaced by CIA director

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Huge if true:

The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday.

Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. 

This isn’t the first time it’s been reported that Tillerson is on his way out, so stay tuned.