Thursday, 13 December, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign within days

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Steven Clarke | 08 December, 2018, 08:25

Amid reporting that White House chief of staff John Kelly may resign in the days to come, CNN is also reporting that Kelly was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent months.

The move could be announced at a scheduled White House dinner tonight with Trump and senior White House staff.

President Trump is expected to nominate General Mark Milley, who now serves as Army Chief of Staff. He is weighing that advice, sources said at that time, more seriously than before the midterms. Potential replacements include Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, who is still seen as a leading contender. But the strained relationship between the president and Kelly, 68, a retired marine corps general and former homeland security secretary, has been widely chronicled.

Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to have given information for Mueller's probe.

News of Kelly's imminent departure was first reported by Axios.

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Washington has been abuzz with rumours about Kelly's job status at various moments during his 16-month tenure.

Most of Mueller's other interviewees were part of the Trump election campaign or presidential transition. Lights are off in Kelly's office this morning, per a senior admin official.

Task & Purpose contacted several officials at the Defense Department and military services, but none of them had been informed about Trump's pending announcement.

Trump insisted he will have a swift and comprehensive rebuttal to Mueller's findings into collusion between his 2016 presidential election campaign and Russian Federation - even though no details of the report's contents have been leaked.

"She's very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she's going to be respected by all", Trump said.

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