The Trump administration has devised a plan that would replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, The New York Times reported on Thursday. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican and staunch Trump ally, would reportedly replace Pompeo at the CIA. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly developed the plan, The Times said. Trump's relationship with Tillerson has soured in recent months. In October, Tillerson reportedly called Trump a "moron." He is said to have considered resigning from his post as America's top diplomat over the summer.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.