Tillerson's future came up in the Oval Office earlier this month at a meeting in which White House officials closest to the president agreed the Texan should go - and soon - said one individual who consults regularly with the administration. The report noted that it's unclear whether President Trump has signed off on the plan yet.
But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't deny it. "Secretary Tillerson continues to lead the State Department".
Tillerson would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, known as a Trump loyalist and foreign policy hard-liner, within weeks under a White House plan to carry out the most significant staff shake-up so far of the Trump administration. Democratic Party of Arkansas spokesman Graham Senor says, "There's a long line of people who have expressed interested in running against Senator Cotton in 2020, so we expect that a U.S. Senate election in 2018 would see many people throw their hats in the ring".
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly developed the transition plan and has discussed it with other officials, the Times reported.
But others argued that any new secretary of state would face the same obstacles as Tillerson, who was undercut this year when Trump told his chief diplomat to stop "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea. In October, Tillerson shot down a report that said he had been on the verge of resigning from his Cabinet position over the summer.
Days before that, Mr Trump had appeared to undermine Mr Tillerson, saying that... Too much churn could fuel the perception of chaos in the Trump White House - perhaps one reason he has yet to pull the trigger.
Mr. Tillerson's departure has been widely anticipated for months, but associates have said he was intent on finishing out the year to retain whatever dignity he could. Still, Tillerson aides say he expects to remain in his role to see the overhaul through.
As CIA director, Pompeo has been particularly outspoken against North Korea and has concentrated agency resources to track the nuclear threat.
When Tillerson was tapped for the job late previous year, many Trump critics expressed quiet relief that he'd picked a sober "adult" who could form a counterweight to the president's brasher, impulsive approach, especially on critical matters of war and peace.
Tensions have also run high between Tillerson and veteran diplomats who oppose his proposed staff and budget cuts and in some cases have privately accused him of hollowing out the State Department.
Tillerson answered that "the president speaks for himself".
Tillerson has taken a more hawkish view than Trump on Russian Federation and tried to mediate a dispute among key U.S. Mideast allies, after four Arab nations launched a boycott of Qatar, alleging Islamist extremist ties.
An unnamed friend of Duysak told Buzzfeed that the former Twitter contractor didn't have any apparent interest in politics. I didn't do anything on objective . "I didn't hack anyone". "I didn't do anything that I was not authorized to do".
A spokesman for Uber told the BBC the firm is not able to clarify how many United Kingdom drivers are included in the 2.7 million. The data breach resulted in almost 11,000 Washington Uber drivers having their data compromised.
Immediately after the event, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's deplorable racial slur. President Donald Trump has used an event honoring Native American veterans to take a shot at Democratic Sen.
The victor of this imaginary contest would receive the "fake news trophy" that could be proudly displayed among other awards. This is not the first time Comey seems to have tacitly thrown his two cents in on the president's actions .
A USGS map shows where the November 30 quake was felt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and beyond. The USGS initially reported the quake as a 4.4, then a 5.1, before dropping back to a 4,4, and now at 4.1 magnitude.
Vehicle parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground. Microsoft stated that the redevelopment of the campus would create over 2,500 new construction and development jobs.
Mobile also had a record day , Adobe found, saying smartphones have become the "de facto device" for on-the-go shopping. Overall web traffic to retail sites increased by 11.9 percent on Cyber Monday, with the season average at 5.7 percent.
Talib, who went to Kansas, and Crabtree, who went to Texas Tech, have had problems in the past, including an altercation in 2016 . First, you punched a Broncos opponent Chris Harris in the midsection, resulting in him being removed from the game.
Memphis is mired in an eight-game losing streak and owns a 7-12 mark this season after advancing to the playoffs in 2016-17. Fizdale was fined $30,000 by the National Basketball Association for a rant over officiating after a loss in Game 2.
Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2017
Miss Philippines Rachel Peters stuns the crowd at the AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The native of Sedgefield in Western cape, South Africa also held prestigious leadership positions at her high school.
HTC U11 All Set To Receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update
The twitter threat hinted towards the release of the update for more HTC smartphones including the U Ultra, U11 Life and HTCH 10. The update is 1.2GB in size and brings popular Oreo features like Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), Adaptive Icons, and more.