Russian Federation has often employed "malicious" tactics against the US and Europe to "drive them apart" and undermine their political and economic successes, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
But he still would suffer from problems that have afflicted Tillerson, chief among them a boss who has shown little regard for diplomacy and no qualms about undermining his secretary of state with tweets, current and former USA officials said.
Though Tillerson has publicly denied being unhappy or seeking to resign, it's been repeatedly reported by top officials, including Sen.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders later told reporters: "As the President just said, 'Rex is here.' There are no personnel announcements at this time".
Tillerson's likely ouster loomed awkwardly over an Oval Office meeting Thursday between Trump and the visiting Bahraini crown prince. "When the president loses confidence in someone, they will no longer serve in the capacity that they're in", she said.
The timing of Tillerson's expected departure remains uncertain, but multiple officials said the shake-up could come at the end of the year or early next.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in a panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017.
He has offered effusive praise for Trump despite the president's criticism of US intelligence agencies, some of which concluded that Russian Federation conducted an influence campaign to boost Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Tillerson answered that "the president speaks for himself".
The two have clashed on policy issues, including North Korea.
Following the report of the impending shakeup, Trump responded to questions on Tillerson's fate by saying "He's here".
Tillerson joined Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in pressing Trump not to pull the United States out of an agreement with Iran and world powers over Tehran's nuclear capabilities.
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OnePlus 5T now available via open sale
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This allows for a 12-hp bump in peak power from the front electric motor , bringing its output to 141 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The i8 Coupe, which was also showcased at the 2017 LA Auto Show, also gets a facelift for 2018 along with an increase in power.