Trump's Pick for Pompeo's Replacement at CIA Is a Historic First for Women
15 March, 2018, 02:35
DW: Rex Tillerson, the USA secretary of state, toured Africa for a week before being called back to Washington and sacked by President Donald Trump.
And Trump's choice to replacePompeo at the CIA, Gina Haspel, is likely to be asked about her role in the CIA's interrogation program.
Monday, Kaine tweeted that while a representative, Pompeo had advocated an attack on Iran, and said it was "dangerous" for him to be nominated to head the State Department. He has earned the trust of the career officers at the Central Intelligence Agency, and I am certain he will be an excellent Secretary of State.
"We're counting on the fact that he'll see it". "We have a very similar thought process".
"Chaos at the State Department and public squabbles with the president have eroded our standing overseas, and when it comes to relations with countries like North Korea, relations are on a razor's edge".
Trump's fellow Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, so it would take little Republican dissent to block a nomination, but only if all Democrats vote no.
But with Rex Tillerson gone and Mike Pompeo on the way in, the State Department is set to regain its relevance.
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That will be much less of a problem with Pompeo, who shares Trump's disdain for the Paris climate accord, from which the president withdrew previous year, and the Iran nuclear agreement, which Trump may formally renounce as early as May. That side deal requires European governments to take a tougher stance toward Iran in exchange for a promise that Trump will not rip up the entire agreement, a promise Europeans are already viewing with more skepticism as the president tries to install a self-proclaimed Iran hawk in Foggy Bottom. The comedian said that Tillerson's ouster and the resignation of Trump's economic advisor Gary Cohn hopefully mark the "end of this myth that serious people can rein in Donald Trump". Tillerson, who was traveling in Africa, had told reporters just a day earlier that the USA was "a long ways from negotiations" with Pyongyang.
But Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, signaled his support for Haspel. James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was the first; Rex Tillerson is the latest.
Australia's embassy in Washington will contact the State Department to find an appropriate time for Ms Bishop to make contact with Mr Pompeo, ahead of his position being confirmed in April.
Trump's impulsive decision to accept an invitation to meet Kim Jong Un by May raises the stakes there dramatically. Tillerson was also concerned about the consequences that steel and aluminum trade tariffs, which have angered China, would have on USA allies. He had been out of step on a range of issues--the Iran nuclear deal in particular.
As Trump prepared to depart for California yesterday he responded, "We got along, actually, quite well but we disagreed on things".
The most important qualification for any secretary of state is the trust of the president.
He was also critical of Putin, whereas Trump is decidedly not.
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At the top of a meeting with Mattis on Tuesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called the new strategy a "game-changer". USA is keeping almost 14,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, after 3,000 arrived to reinforce the existing troops.
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Opposition parties have called for Aso, who doubles as deputy premier and is key to Abe's re-election hopes, to resign. A reference to Nippon Kaigi, a prominent right-wing group of which Abe is a member, was also deleted.
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Roger Federer , of Switzerland, returns a shot against Jack Sock during an exhibition tennis match in San Jose, California. Federer and 10th seed Djokovic both came into the tournament seeking to become the first six-time victor of the event.
He says he believes those steps will "allow us to begin to normalize the travel relationship with Chad". With the stop, Tillerson became the highest-ranking USA official ever to visit Chad.
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Trump fires Tillerson after visiting Nigeria
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