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Tillerson will reportedly be replaced by Pompeo within weeks

Tillerson at National Space Council event. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be moved out of his position and replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo "perhaps within the next several weeks," according to a New York Times report. The report also states that Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is likely to be tapped as Pompeo's successor, though it remains "not immediately clear whether Mr. Trump has given final approval to the plan."

Flashback: Axios' Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan reported back in October that Pompeo was being considered as Tillerson's replacement and Cotton was under consideration for CIA head.