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Washington - White House Fires Tillerson Aide Who Contradicted Account Of Dismissal

Published on: March 13, 2018 12:34 PM
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to travel to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is beginning a two day trip to California and St. Louis. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to travel to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is beginning a two day trip to California and St. Louis. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Washington - Two U.S. officials say the White House has fired one of Rex Tillerson’s top aides after he contradicted the official account of the secretary of state’s dismissal by President Donald Trump.

The officials said Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, was informed of the move shortly after he released a statement in his name saying that Tillerson was “unaware of the reason” for his termination. Goldstein had also told reporters that Tillerson learned of his firing Tuesday morning from Trump’s tweet announcing he was nominating CIA chief Mike Pompeo to lead the State Department.

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about personnel moves. Goldstein could not immediately be reached for comment.



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 Mar 13, 2018 at 01:20 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

such a jewish name.

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 01:12 PM Anonymous Says:

maybe the time has come to kick the bum out of the white house...

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 01:22 PM He's a moron Says:

Everyone knows why Rex was fired

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 03:08 PM hashomer Says:

Wow total chaos again w firing Tillie and Goldstein. Why would Goldy lie about this? No reason, but Trumpf is crazy mad again and took it out on him. What a lunatic in WH. And wait till Porno lady payoff story comes out Sunday night on 60 Minutes.LOL

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 04:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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hashomer Says:

Wow total chaos again w firing Tillie and Goldstein. Why would Goldy lie about this? No reason, but Trumpf is crazy mad again and took it out on him. What a lunatic in WH. And wait till Porno lady payoff story comes out Sunday night on 60 Minutes.LOL

Nope. No chaos whatsoever. Deliberate, calculated decision by POTUS due to policy disagreements (particularly the Iran deal - Rex for, POTUS agaibst). Watch the President's news conference before he took off for California, and maybe you'll understand. Likely not, due to your psychosis.

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 05:35 PM Anonymous Says:

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hashomer Says:

Wow total chaos again w firing Tillie and Goldstein. Why would Goldy lie about this? No reason, but Trumpf is crazy mad again and took it out on him. What a lunatic in WH. And wait till Porno lady payoff story comes out Sunday night on 60 Minutes.LOL

Obviously Goldstien DID lie, which is why he was fired. POTUS is realigning his security staff in preparation to confronting the tyrants you think.he loves. Next few weeks will be interesting on the international stage.

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 06:52 PM hashomerSo what explains Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Obviously Goldstien DID lie, which is why he was fired. POTUS is realigning his security staff in preparation to confronting the tyrants you think.he loves. Next few weeks will be interesting on the international stage.

Sec of State is not the 'security staff'. Its the top foreign policy position in the US and Tillie was fired by a tweet. What a disgrace to treat Tillie this way.

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 Mar 13, 2018 at 11:47 PM HeshyEkes Says:

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hashomerSo what explains Says:

Sec of State is not the 'security staff'. Its the top foreign policy position in the US and Tillie was fired by a tweet. What a disgrace to treat Tillie this way.

Tillerson was an arrogant oil company executive who was pro Arab and was undermining his boss; who then fired him. If anything, "Tilly" got off too easy; Trump should have called him out, instead of thanking him for his "great service". Good Riddance!

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 Mar 14, 2018 at 12:31 AM lazy-boy Says:

boy, I am so happy about this firing..

That means I am getting closer to getting a lucrative job in Trump's WH or cabinet. So he will run out of prospects and then I can get in!

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 Mar 14, 2018 at 08:23 AM Anonymous Says:

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hashomerSo what explains Says:

Sec of State is not the 'security staff'. Its the top foreign policy position in the US and Tillie was fired by a tweet. What a disgrace to treat Tillie this way.

You have no clue how our national security functions.

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