Trump's firing of Tillerson messy but necessary

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"We were not really thinking the same", Trump told reporters at the White House, explaining his decision to replace Tillerson.

In announcing Tillerson's sacking earlier Tuesday, Trump lavished praise on Pompeo, a former U.S. army officer and congressman who led the Central Intelligence Agency for almost 14 months, saying he would do a "fantastic job!"

President Trump has announced the departure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Feinstein told reporters on Tuesday that Haspel has asked to speak with her, and that she has a lot of questions for the new appointee.

The crux of the July 2015 pact between Iran and six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - was that Iran would restrict its nuclear programme in return for relief from sanctions that have crippled its economy.

The president, of course, took notice. Tillerson was working with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to slow-walk the delivery of military options to the president, apparently out of fear that the president might actually act on them.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey did not seem shocked at how Trump fired Tillerson, calling the president the "commander in chaos".

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"It's not going to be great for morale", one Trump official said.

Reince Priebus, the bland former chairman of the Republican National Committee, was supposed to manage the White House workflow and control the door to Trump's office.

He appeared to be caught by surprise last week when Trump announced he had accepted Kim's invitation to meet. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor notorious for exposing information about USA surveillance programs and living in exile in Russian Federation because of it, is asking the Trump administration how they can live with themselves over this choice. Trump faces another deadline in May to decide whether to remain in the Obama-era nuclear agreement that he campaigned aggressively against. He mentioned differences over how to handle the Iran-nuclear deal, which Trump wanted to withdraw from.

Her confirmation hearing has yet to be scheduled. Goldstein's swift firing after refuting the Trump administration's rhetoric further reinforces the erratic nature of the White House under Trump's tenure and stands as a cause for concern moving forward.

Following Tillerson's dismissal, top Democrats in the House of Representatives and the US Senate joined Goldstein in lamenting the state of American politics on Twitter. "If Ms. Haspel seeks to serve at the highest levels of USA intelligence, the government can no longer cover up disturbing facts from her past". He also overruled Tillerson and instead took Jared Kushner's advice to relocate the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem this year.

Over the weekend, Pompeo said the U.S. would not make any concessions ahead of potential talks, but that North Korea must stand by its offers to halt nuclear and missile testing as they take place, allow the continuation of joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, and leave denuclearization open for negotiation.

Still, the decision to remove Tillerson came hours after he voiced his support of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the British government, who on Monday said Russian Federation was likely behind the poisoning of an ex-Moscow spy.