Tillerson under fire for turmoil at State Dept.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is facing a wave of withering bipartisan criticism that his effort to reform the State Department is instead spurring an exodus of talent that undermines American diplomacy and endangers the nation. CNN's Elise Labott reports.
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Tillerson under fire for turmoil at State Dept.
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