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Watch: Trump talks of Tillerson firing ahead of California trip [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump statement near Marine One

President Donald Trump discussed the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the move of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson and his pick for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, just before boarding Marine One ahead of his trip to California. Transcript “I’ve worked with Mike Pompeo now for quite some time. Tremendous energy, tremendous intellect, we’re always on the ...

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This week at State: Iran, human trafficking, North Korea and Russia

Heather Nauert - This week at department of state

The U.S. Department of State released a video Friday in which Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, Vice President Mike Pence and Rex Tillerson discuss the ongoing protests in Iran, the administration’s efforts to fight human trafficking and the situation with North Korea.

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Pakistan holds emergency meeting after Trump tweet

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The government of Pakistan held a high-level security meeting Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump‘s threat to end financial aid to the middle-east nation. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” ...

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Report: Trump to replace Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA Director Pompeo within weeks

The White House has developed a transition plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within the next several weeks according to a questionable news report Thursday. The New York Times report says that the president has soured on Tillerson and become increasingly impressed by Pompeo. Mr. Pompeo, a former three-term member of Congress, has ...

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Diplomacy with North Korea to continue ‘until first bomb drops’: Tillerson

Rex Tillerson on CNN State of the Union 10-15-17

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the U.S. will continue diplomatic efforts to achieve the administration’s goals for North Korea until military action is unavoidable. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Tillerson dismissed host Jake Tapper’s thinking that Trump has decided that diplomacy is a waste of time. Tapper showed two tweets by the president ...

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NBC Doubles Down on Tillerson Quitting

NBC Nightly News

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell doubled-down Thursday morning on the now questionable report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wanted to quit the Trump administration earlier this year. “The president’s national security cabinet in turmoil today over our report of a toxic relationship between the White House and the secretary of state,” Andrea exclaimed. “Many sources in both camps say that this a ...

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Press Briefing with Sec. Rex Tillerson 8-9-17 [video & transcript]

Rex Tillerson press briefing 8-9-17

U.S. Secretary Tillerson speaks on North Korea with Press en route to Guam on August 9, 2017. Full Transcript QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, President Trump said that North Korea’s threats against the United States, if they continue, will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen before. Is this part of a diplomatic strategy or did you find ...

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Officials: Trump did not share sensitive information

H.R. McMaster Trump did not disclose claissified information

Trump administration officials have gone public to refute a report that the president revealed highly classified information to the Russians in a recent meeting. The Washington Post reported Monday evening that President Trump gave code-word level intelligence information to Sergey Lavrov in a meeting last week. But Secretary Tillerson, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and his deputy Dina Powell, who were the ...

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Tillerson: Russia complicit or incompetent on chemical weapon destruction

Rex Tillerson

Defying democrat claims that the Trump administration is soft on Russia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, “Russia has failed in its responsibility” to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. “This clearly indicates the president is willing to take decisive action when called for,” Tillerson said. Tillerson’s remarks came in an off-camera press event shortly after the president went on ...

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Tillerson: Military Action ‘on the table’ against North Korea

Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that military action against North Korea was “on the table” if the communist country continues to advance its nuclear weapons program. “If they elevate the threat of their threat weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table,” the secretary told a press conference in South ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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President Donald Trump will receive the presidential daily brief in the morning. The President will then hold a luncheon for the House and Senate leadership. President Trump’s afternoon has only one item – a legislative affairs strategy session in the Oval Office. The President will have dinner with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to close out the day. President Trump’s ...

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Senate Committee Approves Tillerson for Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson

In a party line vote on Monday night, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The panel voted 11-10 to approve Tillerson with all votes for Rex coming from Republicans and all votes against coming from Democrats and Tillerson should have no trouble getting approved by the full senate which is dominated ...

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What the Tillerson Hearing Got Wrong About Economic Sanctions

Rex Tillerson and Vladimir Putin - premier.gov.ru

The viability of sanctions as a major part of U.S. foreign policy played a prominent role in the back and forth between members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s during today’s confirmation hearing. As the former CEO of oil giant ExxonMobil, Tillerson’s recalcitrance to testify to the positives of sanctions was perhaps understandable. ...

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WATCH: Trump Explains Why Rex Tillerson Would Make a Great Secretary of State

Chris Wallace asks Trump about Rex Tillerson Secretary of State

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked President-elect Donald Trump why ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson would make a good Secretary of State. Trump is taking an unconventional approach to filling his administration. He’s picking people that are at the top of their fields instead of following past Presidents who picked from the pool of the political elite.

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