Arkansas U.S. Senator Cotton CIA Director?


Speculation just a few months ago that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., might become the next Central Intelligence Agency director is becoming a more real scenario based on numerous reports that President Donald Trump will dismiss Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Tillerson would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, with Cotton being the likely nominee for the CIA post.

Cotton’s office would not comment on the speculation, saying only, “Senator Cotton is focused on serving Arkansans in the Senate.”

A New York Times report suggested Cotton is interested in the move.   MORE

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