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
White House chief of staff Kelly to resign in days

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.

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 .

'Dumb as a ROCK!' Trump launches BIZARRE Twitter rant against Rex Tillerson
In the same evening, Tillerson went on to dispute Trump's allegations against the Russian Federation inquiry. He said he offered to work to change the law, but that apparently did not curb Trump's frustration.

World’s first baby born via uterus transplant from deceased donor
Previously, with live donors, doctors have waited at least a year following the transplant to begin trying for a pregnancy. The world's first baby has been born using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor , according to Brazilian doctors.

Related News:

  • New 'Far Cry New Dawn' Gameplay Revealed

    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.
    NASA Hears Sounds of Wind on Mars for the First Time

    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL & More Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS

    THE BAND'S VISIT, CAROUSEL & More Nominated for 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS

    Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer . Critics love Brandi Carlile , but the folk singer-songwriter is not exactly a household name.
    CDU Succession Vote: Delegates to pick Merkel's successor

    CDU Succession Vote: Delegates to pick Merkel's successor

    More generous family leave, an exit from nuclear power and an end to military conscription are among her signature policies. She won the leadership with 517 votes from 999 votes cast by delegates.
  • Solas Returns in the Next Dragon Age

    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.
    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.
    '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.
  • Classic Aston Martins with Factory EV Powertrains Are a Thing Now

    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.
    SpaceX set to send cargo to space station

    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".
    Arsenal Players Warned After 'Hippy Crack' Video Emerges

    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.


Most liked

CS:GO Gets Free-to-Play Battle Royale Mode Called ‘Danger Zone’
The pace seems to be much faster than a typical battle royale, and Valve says matches typically last about 10 minutes. Every match in this new mode features pistols, rifles, SMGs, and heavy weapons from CS:GO's original arsenal.

Epic Games Store launches with handful of games
And if you're using Unreal Engine, Epic will cover the 5% engine royalty for sales on the Epic Games store , out of Epic's 12%". If you've played Fortnite , you likely have an Epic Games account, which is what you need to log in to the Epic Games store .

Obsidian's making a first person sci-fi game called The Outer Worlds
Ultimately, you'll decide what sort of a character you'll be and the path you'll carve out in The Outer Worlds' "player-driven" story.

Heather Nauert Doesn’t Have the Clout to Be in Trump’s Cabinet
Nauert, a native of Rockford, Illinois, also worked at State as the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. However, Haley admitted she and the president "agree on most things", but "there are certainly things that we don't agree on".

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.

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.

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.

‘Dauntless’ Confirmed For Consoles, Coming In 2019
Dauntless is now in open beta on PC and Phoenix Labs has confirmed that the game will continually evolve. To celebrate the announcement, they made a trailer that debuted at The Game Awards show last night.

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 .

'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.

Russian Military Tracks US Destroyer in Sea of Japan - MoD
Peter the Great Bay stretches farther than that from parts of the Russian coast, but Moscow claims the entire bay as its own, anyway.

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.

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.