What's Happening At The U.S. State Department?

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint statement to the press with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a Thursday meeting between Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint statement to the press with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City. Rebecca Blackwell / AP Photo
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint statement to the press with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a Thursday meeting between Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint statement to the press with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City. Rebecca Blackwell / AP Photo

What's Happening At The U.S. State Department?

Questions about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia continued this week, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigations related to the campaign. 

But one voice that's been missing on the Russia issue, or on any major foreign policy issue recently, is that of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. 

We talk about Tillerson's role and the latest Russia-Trump campaign issues with Daniel Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to the Washington Post.