TOP TILLERSON AIDE FIRED AFTER GIVING CONTRADICTING ACCOUNT OF OUSTER: REPORTㅤ
Pictured: Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein
ㅤ”A statement from Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein on Tuesday said Tillerson did not speak with Trump before his firing and is ‘unaware’ of the reason behind his dismissal.
ㅤThe statement strongly suggests Tillerson found out about his firing from Twitter — though it differs from published accounts of the decision citing unnamed White House sources.
ㅤGoldstein also said that Tillerson had ‘every intention of staying’ before his firing.
ㅤThe Associated Press, citing two unnamed White House officials, reported that Tillerson was told he would be removed on Friday, and NBC News tweeted that White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered the news to him on Friday. The Associated Press reported that Kelly had told Tillerson that there might be a Presidential tweet that would concern him.”