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Several senior State Dept. diplomats on way out

Rex Tillerson will be having increasingly difficulties running State Department as a historically high number of senior officials have chosen to resign. Foto: Evan Vucci/AP

A number of career Foreign Service officers were informed this week that they will not be asked to stay on in senior or sensitive posts that are under direct White House control, creating an unusual leadership vacuum among the top ranks of the State Department.

Although the diplomats were not technically fired, President Donald Trump's administration opted to remove a number of top officials in charge of the State Department's 13 divisions responsible for policy and other matters. Officials at the level of assistant secretary and above were affected, the department said...

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