On Monday, Mr Tillerson appeared to depart from White House talking points when he backed British authorities in blaming the Kremlin for the poisoning of a former Russian spy near his home in southern England.
The secretary of state said the nerve agent attack "clearly came from Russia" and "certainly will trigger a response".
But earlier in the day the White House declined to point the finger at Russia.
Reports have swirled of a schism in the Trump administration between the commander-in-chief and his top diplomat, as the US faces a host of vexatious foreign policy conundrums, from North Korea to Iran.
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In other news:
It's unsettling to see how often someone leaves this administration, and how often it seems to happen amid disagreement with Trump's "Official Story."
In other news the Republican House Committee, after not investigating anyone involved found that there was no collusion with Russia. I think they may have been in a cave for this investigation, or they would know that. Tom Rooney (R) claims "We have gone completely off the rails" with this. - http://fox2now.com/2018/03/12/republican-member-of-house-intel-committee-says-it-has-lost-all-credibility/
Finally, in a move I actually agree with, Trump blocked the merger between Broadcom and Qualcomm citing national security concerns. Aside from the security concerns mergers like this reduce competition and often cause a lot of inefficiency within a corporation, at least in the short term. - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/technology/trump-broadcom-qualcomm-merger.html