Tillerson Ouster Would Create Shake-Up in DC


The worst-kept secret in official Washington is that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will resign in a few weeks. The second worst-kept secret is that President Trump will tap CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed Tillerson.

On Thursday, both “secrets” were major stories, as sources confirmed to reporters that Tillerson was almost certainly on the way out soon and Pompeo was “secretary-in-waiting” — already sounding out potential associates to work with him when he takes over at Foggy Bottom.

But the next two steps following such a shake-up are potentially perilous for both the Trump administration and the Republican Party. Should the president, as the …

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