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Mattis on Tillerson departure: 'There's nothing to it'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed reports on Thursday that President Donald Trump was considering a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Asked what he made of Tillerson’s reported pending departure, Mattis said: “I make nothing of it. There’s nothing to it.”

He was responding to a shouted question at the beginning of a meeting with the Libyan prime minister at the Pentagon.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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