Category Archives: Rex Tillerson

Where Is Rex Tillerson? Top Envoy Keeps Head Down and Travels Light – 2/15/17 NYT

“. . . The State Department did not invite the customary scrum of reporters, apparently hoping that Mr. Tillerson could continue to keep what has so far been a low profile.Mr. Tillerson relied on his acting deputy, Thomas A. Shannon … Continue reading

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Tillerson Leads From State Dept. Shadows as White House Steps In – 3/11/17 NYT

““If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition,” Mr. Mattis said at the time. As one diplomat who has met frequently with Mr. Tillerson since he took office noted recently, “Rex clearly agrees … Continue reading

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President Trump nixed Rex Tillerson’s pick for deputy secretary of state because he criticized him during the campaign – Salon.com

“Loyalty to President Trump seems to be more important than loyalty to the country. And for Elliott Abrams, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s pick to be his second-in-command, Abrambs’ disloyalty was too much for him to bear.More specifically, Abrams was … Continue reading

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The State Department Deserves Better – The New York Times

“Many State Department officials believe that he has been inaccessible for far too long, cocooning himself with a small group of aides in a process that deprived him of hearing a broader range of views and policy options. Mr. Tillerson’s … Continue reading

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