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

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

"John Kelly will be leaving - I don't know if I can say "retiring", Trump said. Kelly did not make an announcement about his plans, and Trump, in his remarks at the gathering, was very gracious to him, the person said.

Trump often vacillated between criticizing and praising Kelly, sometimes within minutes of each other.

Kelly was reportedly questioned about the obstruction of justice arm of the special counsel's investigation, which CNN reported Thursday was first launched by former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe shortly after his boss, James Comey, was fired.

Mueller's team asked Kelly - who the network earlier reported was no longer on speaking terms with Trump - about what he remembered about Trump's attempt to fire Mueller and whether the president had tried to obstruct justice.

Reports of his pending resignation have been circling nearly since he got the job.

It's as if he's thinking'What have we done
It's as if he's thinking'What have we done?!'Image AP REX Shutterstock

Ayers, who is a seasoned campaign veteran despite his relative youth - he's just 36 - has the backing of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president's daughter and son-in-law and senior advisers, for the new role, according to White House officials. Trump began circumventing many of the policies and protocols he enacted, and he was on the verge of being fired or resigning numerous times. Nick Ayers, the vice president's chief of staff, is seen as a leading candidate. He has many detractors within the White House, where some people consider him brash and presumptuous.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters John Kelly, above, replaced Reince Priebus as chief of staff in July 2017.

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

Trump said the date of transition is "to be determined". Kelly started holding increasingly fewer senior staff meetings - once daily occurrences were whittled down to weekly gatherings - and began to exert less control over who talks to the President. In 2017, Politico report cited three US government officials who said Kelly's cellphone was compromised throughout the first half of that year, with the suspected breach potentially happening even before he began serving as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in January. The retired Marine Corps general has spent 16months in the position.

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