Trump planning to replace Tillerson - report

  • 01/12/2017
Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson.
Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson. Photo credit: Getty

The White House is planning to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, within weeks, the New York Times is reporting.

Under the plan, Republican Senator Tom Cotton would be tapped to replace Mr Pompeo at the CIA, the New York Times said on Thursday, citing sources.

The Times said it was not immediately clear whether President Donald Trump had given final approval to the plan.

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the report.