After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department.

White House officials later said that a Tillerson aide was also fired for giving reporters differing accounts of how the secretary of State learned of his fate. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the move.

The officials said they are bracing for more staff changes, citing Trump’s comment to reporters Tuesday as he prepared to fly to California: “I’m really at a point where we’re getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want.”

Tillerson, who said Trump called him hours after he tweeted an announcement about Pompeo’s nomination, told reporters his last day would be March 31, and he pledged am “orderly and smooth transition.”

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