CNN, which spoke to several anonymous sources familiar with the Secretary of State’s thinking, reports that Mr. Tillerson may resign sooner than expected. The Sec. of State had considered remaining at the State Department until the start of new year, but CNN sources are now saying he may exit even sooner.
For weeks, conversations with Tillerson friends outside of Washington have left the impression that he, despite his frustrations, was determined to stay on the job at least through the end of the year. That would allow time to continue efforts to reorganize the State Department and would mean he could claim to have put in a year as America’s top diplomat.
But two sources who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity over the weekend said they would not be surprised if there was a “Rexit” from Foggy Bottom sooner that that.”
Mr. Tillerson was reportedly unhappy with President Trump’s public censure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, something the former executive thought was unprofessional.