In This Episode
Tommy giddily discusses Rex Tillerson’s firing by tweet with Politico foreign affairs correspondent Nahal Toosi. Then they discuss suspected assassination of Putin enemies in London and Nahal’s exclusive report about Trump administration attacks on career State Department staffers.
Recent Clips by Nahal:
- In sudden move, Tillerson out, Pompeo to be new secretary of state
- ‘Strong sense of relief’: State Department staffers react to Tillerson’s ouster
- Top Tillerson aides resign amid State Department shuffle
- New York Times: Trump Fires Rex Tillerson and Will Replace Him With C.I.A. Chief Pompeo
- Washington Post: ‘It was a different mind-set’: How Trump soured on Tillerson as his top diplomat
- The New Yorker: Rex Tillerson Gets Fired the Day After He Criticized Russia
- Wall Street Journal: ‘Rex, Eat the Salad’: Inside the Awkward Relationship Between Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump
- CNN: White House fires top Tillerson aide
- Vox: Rex Tillerson has been fired. Experts say he did damage that could last “a generation.”
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