Sunday, 16 December, 2018

John Kelly to Resign ‘In Coming Days’ - Staff Shakeup Likely

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Army's fiscal 2018 budget Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes
Ellis Copeland | 08 December, 2018, 08:39

"Though Trump asked Kelly over the summer to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, the two have stopped speaking in recent days", the report says.

The moves had always been planned, and will give Kelly's eventual successor room to build a new White House political team.

He is also expected to host a dinner with senior White House staff, including Kelly, when he returns from Missouri on Friday night. The request came, a source told CNN, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Michael Cohen, when anxiety about Mueller was particularly high in the White House. McGahn had refused to publicly deny the reporting.

Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers has reportedly been angling for the job and is seen as the leading candidate. Kelly's shifting accounts caused his credibility inside the West Wing to plummet, and it never truly recovered, according to officials. Trump has taken the unusual step of inviting Ayers to recently accompany him on Air Force One, even without Pence present, the people said.

Trump is further expected to announce Heather Nauert as the new USA ambassador to the United Nations on Friday, replacing Nikki Haley.

Among White House officials, however, there is broad consensus that his days as chief of staff are numbered. Rumors of Kelly's departure have been circulating since last month's midterm elections.

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USA president Donald Trump said: "This was an wonderful and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China".


Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, has been the president's top aide since late July 2017.

Trump and Kelly have privately argued at times and complained about each other to confidants, sometimes in colorful language.

It is unclear who the replacement would be.

Trump, who often likes to build drama and suspense by teasing his decisions, tells reporters at the White House Friday that he's going to be making an announcement at Saturday's Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.

Trump had nothing but praise for the two new Cabinet members who he announced Friday he would nominate.

Barr is likely to face tough questions at his confirmation hearing about how he will handle the ongoing special counsel investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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