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Tillerson’s Trials: The White House is planning to force Rex Tillerson out of his position as secretary of state and to replace him with the current CIA director, Mike Pompeo, according to senior officials cited in a New York Times report. Tillerson’s future at the State Department has long seemed tenuous. Spokespeople for the administration did not confirm that his exit is coming, but the leaked plan further undermines his authority in a role where President Trump has repeatedly undercut his public statements.

Representative John Conyers, the 88-year-old Democrat from Michigan, is after multiple allegations of sexual harassment emerged against him—a situation complicated by his status as of politicians accused of sexual misconduct don’t suggest a clear pattern for what it takes to force an alleged predator out of office.

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