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Tillerson Ouster and Pompeo Selection Might Mean Goodbye Iran Deal

The minute it was announced Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump had decided to part ways with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, there was an undercurrent of “I told you so!” from some left-leaning media outlets sure this meant a serious fracturing of the administration.
However, the decision to replace Tillerson with Pompeo (who Neil Stevens profiled this morning when news broke) had reportedly been in the works since way back in October 2017 — which likely means Tillerson was aware of the plan, if not the exact time frame.
For his part, Trump chalked the decision up to chemistry, as he told reporters Tuesday morning:
“I’ve gotten along well with Mike Pompeo, and frankly I get along well with Rex too. I wish Rex a lot of good things. I think he’s going to be very happy. I think Rex will be much

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