US President Donald Trump has thanked Rex Tillerson for the service and confirmed that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will become a new state secretary.
President Trump tweeted that he was confident that Pompeo would do a “fantastic job” in his new post.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 13 марта 2018 г.
Trump nominated intelligence officer Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo at the CIA. Trump appointed Haspel, a counterterrorism specialist, as the CIA’s deputy director in February 2017.