Tillerson: State Dept budget can be cut as wars ending

Tillerson: State Dept budget can be cut as wars ending

"It is a deliberate effort to deconstruct the State Department and the Foreign Service", Burns, a former No. 3 official at the agency, and Crocker, a six-time USA ambassador, added.

"Maliz Beams is stepping away from her role here at the Department of State and is returning to her home in Boston", a State Department spokesman told BuzzFeed News.

"We appreciate Maliz sharing her expertise with us over the past few months". "We wish her the best of luck in her next venture".

According to her biography on the agency's website, Maliz started her job at the State Department on August 17.

Beams did not respond to a request for comment.

Her resignation comes as Tillerson struggles to move forward with his plans to rework the agency.

Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, has reportedly snubbed Ivanka Trump by refusing to send a high level diplomatic team for her upcoming visit to India.

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Tillerson's effort to cut the Dollars 55 billion State Department budget by up to a third has been rejected by Congress, mocked in the media and even privately attacked by senior serving diplomats.

Mr Tillerson defended the department when he was asked recently about morale problems and concerns that the agency was being weakened.

"Beams' departure is disappointing because she did at least have private sector experience in redesigning major organizations", said Thomas Hill, a scholar at the Brookings Institution and a former Republican staffer on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "And this department is performing extraordinarily well, and I take exception to anyone who characterises otherwise".

They added: "How does this not reflect poorly on the overall management of this enterprise, that is the redesign?"

The row came as Mr Tillerson came under fire from disgruntled officials in his own department.

A State Department spokesman said: "The Department is committed to supporting women's economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, and the summit is a prime opportunity to showcase the importance of these themes".

A congressional aide said the effort is so amorphous that Congress is unable to pass legislation to give the agency the legal authority to make changes.

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