Top aide also canned
Steve Goldstein, Rex Tillerson's top spokesman at the State Department, was fired Tuesday for contradicting the official administration account of Tillerson's firing, a White House official told NBC News.
A State Department official confirmed the firing to NBC News, as well.
Trump announced over Twitter on Tuesday that he was replacing Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Goldstein had said that Tillerson had not spoken directly about the move with the president.
NBC News reported that Tillerson had learned of his firing from Trump's tweet.Read More...