White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to resign

Howard TerryDec 08, 2018

As speculation swirls around whom President Donald Trump will choose to replace outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly - who is reportedly resigning within days - the co-author of Trump's "Art of the Deal" says it won't make any difference who is picked because Trump is uncontrollable. 'I appreciate his service very much'. Nick Ayers, the vice president's chief of staff, is expected to be his successor.

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

Trump is becoming increasingly concerned about Democrats taking over the House in January, and has privately said he needs someone else to help shape the last two years of his first term, which he predicts will be politically focused.

Kelly is reportedly being honored at a special dinner this week meant to thank him and other departing staff - although CNN says that he and President Trump are no longer on speaking terms.

He was serving as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security when he was brought in on July 31, 2017 to replace Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff.

Trump and Kelly's relationship has been strained for months - with Kelly on the verge of resignation and Trump almost firing him several times.

Still, both are said to be ready for Kelly to move on.

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

Trump said the date of transition is "to be determined". And he had early successes, including ending an open-door Oval Office policy that had been compared to New York's Grand Central Station and instituting a more rigorous policy process to try to prevent staffers from going directly to Trump. Kelly's role, though, has lessened in recent months as the president has instead followed his own counsel, and added like-minded aides to his staff.

This story will be updated.

Both the attorney general and United Nations ambassador positions require Senate confirmation.

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Ocasio-Cortez Threatens Subpoena in Response to Meme Shared by Trump Jr
Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics that she personally has no subpoena power , and could therefore not threaten to subpoena Trump Jr.

BT Strips Huawei from 3G and 4G Core Networks
BT's share price has slipped marginally into the red in today's session, having given up 0.23 percent to 260.05p as of 08:43 GMT. The approach will also be applied in BT's next-generation 5G mobile network, for which it is procuring equipment.

The Significance of the US Israel Failure at the UN General Assembly
Israel and Hamas have gone to war three times. "Israel has no respect for this organization of which it is a member". Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon told the assembly the vote had been hijacked by the procedural maneuver.

Police confirm United Kingdom backpacker Grace Millane was murdered in New Zealand
He was brought back here to Auckland Central Police Station and is now speaking to us in relation to the murder of Grace Millane. He would not confirm what type of vehicle it was. "We are determined to find her and return her to her family", Mr Beard said .

Russian Federation responds to U.S. withdrawal of Cold War arms treaty
Vladimir Putin has threatened that Russian Federation will develop new missiles banned by the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty if the United States exits the pact and pursues an arms buildup of its own.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins Davey O'Brien Award
Tua Tagovailoa will have to wait until Saturday to find out if he's the victor of college football's top prize. He also ranks second in completion percentage (.709; first among Power Five players).

Trump to name Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador tomorrow, reports say
She is a graduate of the Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Mount Vernon College in Washington . That role gave her responsibilities far beyond the news conferences she held in the State Department briefing room.

New Satellite Images Reveal North Korea Expanding Key Missile Base
The images appear to show that Yeongjeo-dong missile base and another, previously undiscovered, nearby site remain active. On Saturday, he told reporters that his next meeting with Kim was likely to happen in January or February.

Deontay Wilder Tears Into Anthony Joshua And Eddie Hearn
Anthony Joshua labelled Wilder a "fool" and called out the American and Fury following the duo's contentious Los Angeles draw. Frank Warren wants to work with Eddie Hearn to make a huge domestic heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua .

Pakistan Condemns Chabahar Terrorist Attack
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. "India strongly condemns today's despicable terrorist attack in Chabahar, Iran". It is located in Iran's southeastern region of Sistan-Baluchistan, home to a Sunni Muslim minority in largely Shi'ite Iran.