White House chief of staff Kelly to resign in days

US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley is President Donald Trump's choice to replace General Joseph Dunford as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

White House chief of staff John Kelly - who is expected to call it quits in the days ahead - was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, CNN reported Friday, citing a trio of sources.

One source explained that Kelly, who is the biggest White House player to meet with the special counsel, had "ground rules" established by White House Counsel Emmet Flood for the interview.

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

File picture shows White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stepping off Air Force One as US President Donald Trump arrived to participate in a briefing on Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in Havelock, North Carolina, September 19, 2018.

According to CNN, it is now so bad that the pair are not on speaking terms.

General Joseph Dunford's term as chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff is scheduled to end in October 2019
Trump names Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley to be new Joint Chiefs chairman

Washington has been abuzz with rumours about Kelly's job status at various moments during his 16-month tenure. In October a year ago he made an extraordinary appearance in the White House briefing room to deny that he was about to resign or be fired, describing the president as a "thoughtful" and "straightforward guy".

In an interview on Fox News in November, Trump wouldn't commit to keeping Kelly on, saying there were "certain things that I don't like that he does".

Now CNN is not alone in its reporting that he finally reached the end of the line.

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. But Trump, according to several senior administration officials and people close to him, has so far been unable to bring himself to personally fire a retired four-star general.

Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to have given information for Mueller's probe. But as of an hour ago, he hadn't been fired or resigned. "There is a staff holiday dinner tonight that aides still expect him to attend". As we reported right after the midterms, Ayers' backers have been telling the president he has the sharp political instincts to remake the West Wing to better combat the hazards ahead.

The Outer Worlds - Official Announcement Trailer
In this area of space, corporations have taken control and rule over various planets. Their new game, The Outer Worlds , was just announced during The Game Awards .

SpaceX set to send cargo to space station
It's the first time that's happened since the groundbreaking launch of the company's Falcon Heavy spacecraft in February . The cause of the rocket's spin, according to Musk , was a stalling out of one of the rocket's "grid fin hydraulic pump".

Officials in Navalgund Taluk drain lake after HIV
According to the district health officials, people are unnecessarily anxious that HIV could spread by drinking the lake waters. The reports claimed that she had been suffering from HIV and that possibly could be the reason why she committed suicide .

Related News:

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Revs Up its Engine Once More

    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Revs Up its Engine Once More

    The game will have a suggested retail price of $39.99, but a special edition called the Nitros Oxide Edition will go for $59.99. Crash Bandicoot fans, rejoice - a remaster of Crash Team Racing has been confirmed. and the trailer looks fantastic.
    Stranger Things 3: The Game Revealed at The Game Awards

    Stranger Things 3: The Game Revealed at The Game Awards

    Users will reportedly be able to take control of characters and go through some of the season's events, with surprises throughout. Before season 2, they collaborated on a Stranger Things mobile game that had a nice Legend of Zelda feel to it.
    'Dumplin'' serves up pageant drama set to Dolly Parton songs

    'Dumplin'' serves up pageant drama set to Dolly Parton songs

    The Along Came Polly actress added to her glitzy ensemble with strappy heels and chandelier earrings for some added pizzazz. Just kind of go out on wicker chairs". "I know that you can't stand that your daughter looks like this", Willowdean says.
  • Man died after coughing up lung after heart surgery

    Man died after coughing up lung after heart surgery

    Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical team, the man died a week after coughing up the bronchial tube cast. In 2012, it was reported a 40-year-old in the United Kingdom literally coughed out her lung through her ribs.
    Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury rematch will end 'controversial talk' over decision

    Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury rematch will end 'controversial talk' over decision

    Taking on Wladimir Klitschko at his fortress in Germany was seen as mission impossible, yet he emphatically defied those odds. I still can't get to grips with it and how any judge and any single person watching that fight couldn't give it to Tyson.
    Trump announces Barr as AG ... again

    Trump announces Barr as AG ... again

    Two people familiar with the discussions said the president has told advisers in recent days that he plans to nominate Barr. If confirmed by the Senate, Barr would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who was forced out by Trump in November.
  • Trust in Australian tech firms compromised by new encryption laws: Frank Galbally

    Trust in Australian tech firms compromised by new encryption laws: Frank Galbally

    Canberra says the laws are needed to intercept communications between serious criminals, like terrorists and paedophiles. This makes Australia the first Western nation to breach the last bastion of online privacy , namely encryption .

    Woman uses neti pot, dies from brain-eating amoeba

    But what doctors initially thought was a brain tumor turned out to be rare amoebas that were attacking her brain. Unfortunately, this woman became one of these fatalities, dying just one month after the surgery.
    New Jeep Wrangler does terribly in European crash tests

    New Jeep Wrangler does terribly in European crash tests

    It is only the second auto ever to handed a zero-star Euro NCAP rating, with the other vehicle being the Fiat Punto 2017 . Independent testers rated adult occupant protection at 89 percent, confirming that they are well protected in an accident.
  • Stock markets will close on Wednesday to honor George H.W. Bush

    Stock markets will close on Wednesday to honor George H.W. Bush

    US President, Donald Trump, has declared a day of national mourning for George H W Bush who has died at the age of 94. For the remainder of his life, Bush would keep a distance from the political fray, looking on while one son, George W.
    China promises prompt action on US trade pact

    China promises prompt action on US trade pact

    Since then, the two countries have exchanged several rounds of trade duties on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of goods. China had been the largest purchaser of USA soybeans, buying $12.25 billion worth of that product in 2017.
    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster Than Ever, Reacting Even With Minimal Warming

    Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster Than Ever, Reacting Even With Minimal Warming

    A 2016 analysis using satellite-derived gravity data found Greenland lost a trillion tons of ice between 2011 and 2014. This frozen meltwater creates distinct ice bands that pile up over years to form layers of densely packed ice.


Most liked

Schmidt scores twice as Knights beat Capitals 5-3
His latest, a questionable hit on New Jersey's Brett Seney on November 30, earned Wilson a match penalty but no suspension. The hit caught Wilson off-guard and knocked him down causing his head to hit the ice violently.

More Details For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
That implies that Marvel has dropped the restrictions on film licences that have affected most Marvel games in recent years. Play online, offline via local wireless, or simply pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend, so they can join your team.

Solas Returns in the Next Dragon Age
Still, it will be a long time until we see anything from it as the teaser trailer only showed a concept art and nothing more. We may not have a name, but we do have a confirmation of a new Dragon Age title on the way.

New 'Far Cry New Dawn' Gameplay Revealed
The next entry in the Far Cry series has seen its box art leaked ahead of an apparent Game Awards announcement. What's New in "New Dawn"? There's a greater emphasis on crafting, as you can create weapons and vehicles.

Cavs trade Hill, Dekker for Dellavedova, Henson & two draft picks
The deal came together Friday in time for teams to be able to re-package players in other trades before February's trade deadline. Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal.

Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer release date announced
Following the initial report, IGN corroborated the claim, confirming that the Far From Home trailer is indeed coming this weekend. Even Marvel studio head, Kevin Feige had reportedly stated that Avengers 4 trailer will release before the end of 2018.

Classic Aston Martins with Factory EV Powertrains Are a Thing Now
This is then mounted on the car's original engine and gearbox mountings, with power cords to feed the car's electrical systems. Aston Martin's EV conversion is completely reversible and doesn't ruin a rare classic's value.

NASA Hears Sounds of Wind on Mars for the First Time
NASA shared two copies of the wind recording, one as it was captured and another adjusted for playback on phones and laptops. These are the first sounds from Mars that are detectible by human ears, according to the researchers.

Huawei CFO facing USA extradition appears in Canadian court
Asked this week about a possible Canadian ban on Huawei, Trudeau said he would defer to the advice of his intelligence agencies. The Vancouver Sun reported on Friday that Meng's husband Xiaozong Liu is believed to own at least one luxury home in the city.

Tyler Perry pays for everyone's layaway items at two Atlanta Walmart locations
In a social media video, Perry said Thursday he meant to do the good deed anonymously, "but nothing stays secret these days". While Benson and Perry's efforts have been made public, the other individuals have retained their anonymity.

'ANTM' alum Jael Strauss was dedicated to helping addicts
She entered hospice on November 22. "So many things I never knew about life", Jael reportedly wrote at the time. "Or death. Her friends wrote on the crowd sourcing page, "She has just begun chemo, but we do not know how things will play out".

Stevenson suffered ‘severe traumatic brain injury’
On behalf of the Stevenson family, the hospital also issued a statement. "They want to be at the bedside of Mr. Stevenson, 41, showed serious concussion symptoms when he was admitted.

Arsenal Players Warned After 'Hippy Crack' Video Emerges
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi also feature in the video but are not seen with the substance. The incident is reported to have taken place in August, before the start of Arsenal's season.

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is named the AP Player of the Year
Murray's strong 2018 campaign has drawn comparisons to 2017 Heisman Trophy victor and former Oklahoma starter Baker Mayfield . Oklahoma's junior quarterback threw for 40 touchdowns and 4,053 yards this season, while rushing for 892 yards and 11 scores.

Trump says Mueller and Comey are 'Best Friends'
Trump pressuring Rosenstein to step aside from the probe would only intensify those House investigations. Doing same thing to people now", Trump wrote in a pair of tweets.