Top Tillerson aide fired after contradicting White House account of firing

TheHill | 3/13/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
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The White House has reportedly fired an aide at the State Department who contradicted the White House account of President Trump's firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The Associated Press first reported the firing of Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein, citing officials.

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BREAKING: Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state's dismissal.

The firing was reportedly prompted by a statement from Goldstein on Tuesday, responding to Tillerson's firing, in which Goldstein said Tillerson did not speak with Trump before his firing and is "unaware" of the reason behind his dismissal.

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The statement strongly suggested that Tillerson found out about his firing...
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