We spoken about Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo (known for his opposition to the Iran deal and his bias against Islam with Islamophobic views and association with an anti-Muslim hate group) to replace Tillerson, and Gina Haspel, CIA Deputy Director (known for her leading role in torture of detainees) as a replacement for Pompeo.
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