US media: State Department is in a state of "open war" with the White House
According to resource sources, the State Department is in a state of “massive functional disruption,” since senior officials working under Tillerson’s authority “ignore White House directives on staffing and politics.”
It is reported that "the issue of personnel appointments in the State Department remains one of the most intense, because the agency prevents the appointment of Trump proxies to open positions." This situation allowed State Department officials appointed under the Obama administration to "continue to fill with affairs and formulate policies that increasingly contradict the action program of the White House itself."
He said that “the White House sent a large number of lists of potential candidates for the State Department, but Tillerson’s assistants ignored them.” Such a situation "affected the morale of the presidential administration and increased tensions with Trump and Tillerson," the publication said.
Earlier it was reported that the State Department is currently not occupied by the positions of a number of deputies and assistant secretaries of state responsible for relevant areas, including relations with Moscow.
- AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin
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