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Tillerson to address his firing in public statement from the State Department
Business Insider3/13/2018 12:54:41 PM

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  • Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make a statement about his abrupt firing Tuesday afternoon at the State Department.
  • The White House and those close to Tillerson have given conflicting accounts of the timing of his ouster. 
  • The Associated Press reported that chief of staff John Kelly told Tillerson on Friday that he should expect to see a presidential tweet about him sometime soon, but did not give more details.
  • Tillerson's top aide said he was "unaware of the reason" for his firing and had not discussed it with Trump.

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to make a statement Tuesday afternoon from the State Department briefing room about his abrupt firing earlier in the day.

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Tuesday morning that he was replacing Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. CIA deputy director Gina Haspel will take over as the agency's head following Pompeo's departure. 

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