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  • Tillerson scrubbed from State Dept website

    04/01/2018 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2018 12:00 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Rex Tillerson has all but vanished from the State Department’s website as his unceremonious firing by tweet took effect over the weekend. The “Secretary of State Tillerson” link at the top of the department’s homepage (www.state.gov) disappeared overnight Saturday and was replaced with a generic “Secretary of State” tab. When clicked, it leads to a page that informs visitors in a brief statement that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan “became acting Secretary of State on April 1, 2018.” It shows a photo of Sullivan signing his appointment papers as deputy in June 2017 but offers no explanation for the...
  • Tillerson Delivers Farewell Address to State Department: ‘This Can Be a Very Mean-Spirited Town’

    03/22/2018 4:42:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2018 | David Rutz
    Rex Tillerson delivered farewell remarks to the State Department on Thursday, saying "this can be a very mean-spirited town" 10 days after President Donald Trump fired him. "We're all just human beings trying to do our part," he said, urging in his closing for people to do an act of kindness for one another each day. "This can be a very mean-spirited town," Tillerson said, drawing laughter and applause. "But you don't have to choose to participate in that. Each of us gets to choose the person we want to be and the way we want to be treated and...
  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • Trump Sent Clear Message to Europe on Iran When Firing Tillerson

    03/15/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Sarah Carter ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Carter
    President Donald Trump sent a clear message to European allies and senior administration officials Tuesday when he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:  the President remains steadfast on implementing his strategy to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means dismantling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal established by President Obama, sources told this reporter.Trump, who ‘begrudgingly’ recertified the Iran deal January, will not re-certify in May if Germany, France or Great Britain back down from the conditions the administration set in place at the beginning of the year to hold Tehran accountable for its nuclear program, a White House official...
  • Tillerson Firing Ends Trump’s Apprenticeship! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

    03/14/2018 10:00:01 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 14, 2018 | Dick Morris
    Video at Link. Some insight from Morris about what Trump wants to do in foreign affairs and with the mindset at the State Dept.
  • NY Post mocks Trump's ouster of Tillerson: 'Worst Rex he ever had'

    03/14/2018 8:09:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/13/2018 | Brett Samuels
    The New York Post took a jab at the ousting of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by riffing on an old headline that featured President Trump. “Worst Rex He Ever Had,” Wednesday's front page reads. The headline is a reference to a 1990 front page that quoted Marla Maples saying Trump, her soon-to-be husband, was the “Best Sex I’ve Ever Had.” The two were married in 1993 and divorced in 1999. Wednesday’s front page quickly went viral on social media.
  • Rex Tillerson’s firing was necessary to national security

    03/14/2018 7:55:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | Hugh Hewitt
    On my first show for MSNBC last June, I sat down at Langley with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, now President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. A quick read of the transcript will not only explain the sudden change at Foggy Bottom but also should reassure any fair-minded person that a much-needed infusion of talent and presidential trust is on the way. It’s been hard to find anyone in the White House to say a bad word about the character or personality of Rex Tillerson or a good word about his leadership at State. The friction between the White House...
  • Trump ordered Tillerson to eat salad during dinner in China: report (more MSM BS)

    03/13/2018 5:31:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/13/2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    President Trump ordered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to eat a salad served to U.S. diplomats during a trip to China last year, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The Chinese leaders had reportedly included Caesar salad on the menu for a dinner with Trump, Tillerson and other top U.S. officials in November. The event was held in China's Great Hall of the People during Trump's tour of Asia. Trump grew worried that the Chinese officials might be offended if the U.S. leaders didn't eat the salad, the Journal reported. "Rex, eat the salad," Trump told his top diplomat, according...
  • Trump’s Hitting His Stride: Tillerson Out, Pompeo In

    03/13/2018 2:59:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now to Tillerson and all of this going on in Washington. I want to ask you if you remember something. Didn’t the media…? Didn’t the media tell us…? I mean, way, way back. I’m talking here near… It may even be during the transition, but it was around the time Trump selected Tillerson. Didn’t the media tell us that Trump picked Tillerson to be secretary of state as a payback to Russia for Russia helping Trump win the White House? You can look it up. My memory does not fail me. You remember all of those stories about how...
  • Tillerson firing set to showcase just how little the media know (Here's what's really going on)

    03/13/2018 1:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2018 | Monica Showalter
    It's coming...just wait for it. Any minute now, the press will declare President Trump's ouster of secretary of state Rex Tillerson as "chaos" and "disarray." Such baloney. Tillerson was a good man, and he ably served the country in getting the Saudi Arabians to turn hard toward the West as the Iran threat loomed. That's a real achievement. The result we now see – from Saudis allowing women to drive to Saudis changing their stance toward Israel in a friendly direction to Saudis putting the screws to the local billionaire princeling financiers of Osama bin Laden and other lunatic forces,...
  • Pelosi Statement on Firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    03/13/2018 9:07:18 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 86 replies
    Nancy Pelosi Website ^ | March 13, 2018 | Nancy Pelosi
    Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and announced CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement: “Secretary Tillerson’s firing sets a profoundly disturbing precedent in which standing up for our allies against Russian aggression is grounds for a humiliating dismissal. President Trump’s actions show that every official in his Administration is at the mercy of his personal whims and his worship of Putin. “It is no wonder that the President has trouble attracting high-caliber people to his Administration when he undercuts and humiliates those he supposedly respects....
  • Trump sacks Tillerson as secretary of state

    03/13/2018 7:43:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 131 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do "a fantastic job". Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago. The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first woman director of the CIA. The Department of State said Mr Tillerson had not spoken to the president and was "unaware of the reason" for his firing. Under Secretary Steve...
  • Secretary of State Tillerson out amid clashes with Trump, to be replaced by CIA Director Pompeo

    03/13/2018 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/13/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of State, ending a tumultuous tenure as America's top diplomat that was marked by a series of public disagreements with his boss — President Donald Trump. Trump plans to appoint CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace the former Exxon Mobil chief executive. The president picked deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to run the spy agency.
  • Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

    03/13/2018 5:52:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 117 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker
    President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday. Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.
  • Tillerson: Kim Hasn’t Yet RSVP’d, You Know

    03/12/2018 12:25:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Every stakeholder has had something to say about Donald Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong-un — except for one in particular. The South Koreans announced the invitation from the North Korean leader; Trump and his administration made a public show of accepting it; even Russia and China have offered public encouragement. The American media talks continually about it, at least when they take a break from coverage of the more pressing and existential issue of Stormy Daniels.So who’s the party pooper? Despite rarely missing a chance to comment on events in the region, the Kim regime itself is...
  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May 2018 to Celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary

    02/23/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    CBN News ^ | 2/23/2018 | CBN Newsroom
    Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted. They're working to make the move by May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary.
  • Tillerson Says US Mideast Peace Plan ‘Fairly Well Advanced’

    02/16/2018 4:26:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-16-18
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Wikicommons. The US administration’s work on a new Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced” and President Donald Trump will decide when to announce it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday during a visit to Jordan. Tillerson also signed a five-year aid package that extends US support to Jordan, a key regional ally, despite Trump’s threat to withhold support from states opposed to his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Commenting on the peace plan, Tillerson said: “I have seen the plan. … It’s been under development...
  • Ambassador to Korea Candidate 'Victor Cha withdrawal not due to his objection to military options’

    02/03/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | Ock Hyun-ju
    Washington’s decision to drop Victor Cha as its next US ambassador to South Korea was not due to his disagreement with the Trump administration’s consideration of a limited strike on North Korea, a diplomatic source said Friday. “As far as I know, the reason Victor Cha was withdrawn was not his differing views on North Korea policy,” the source said, asking to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter. “I believe there were many other factors. It is extremely difficult to give a detailed answer on what other factors were,” he said. He refused to discuss his source...
  • State Department urges Poland to re-evaluate Holocaust law

    02/02/2018 1:48:30 PM PST · by Lukasz · 94 replies
    Israelnationalnews ^ | 01/02/18 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. State Department on Wednesday urged Poland to re-evaluate a proposed law that would make it illegal to suggest Poland bore any responsibility for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany on its soil during World War II, Reuters reports.
  • US embassy in Dublin under fire from disgruntled applicants, attorneys and politicians

    02/01/2018 5:15:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 01, 2018 04:46 AM | Irish Central Staff
    The US embassy in Dublin is under fire and facing fierce questioning from Irish applicants, US-based immigration attorneys and Irish politicians over claims that embassy staff is making “rogue” decisions on visa petitions. Cases heard by Irish Central in particular reference petitions made for E-2 investor visas and O-1 extraordinary ability visas, with one applicant even resolving to travel to another European embassy to have their O-1 petition processed. They did so on the advice of an immigration attorney concerned about the current manner in which their clients are being “aggressively” treated by the Dublin base. “I have been speaking...