Tom Cotton was supposed to be CIA director. He isn’t — and that’s trouble for Trump.

When you’re so unpopular you can’t recruit your top ally in Congress.

There was something off about President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday.

Back in the fall, the line of succession was supposed to look like this:

The Trump White House already had a plan to replace Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and to replace Pompeo with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) Cotton was Trump’s “favorite” to take over the intelligence agency, per the New...


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