Trump Told Associate to Stop Calling John Kelly

Leroy Wright
December 8, 2018

"He's a great guy", Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for Philadelphia where he will attend the annual football game between the Army and Navy military academies.

"I can give you a little hint: It will have to do with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and succession", Trump said. Trump had previously said Kelly would stay until 2020. During Trump's flight home from a recent trip to Paris, some aides aboard Air Force One tried to convince the president that Ayers was the wrong person for the job, according to two people familiar with the matter. The lights were off in his West Wing office.

Mr Trump initially nominated Mr Kelly to oversee Homeland Security before promoting him to chief of staff last July, replacing Reince Priebus. "I appreciate his service very much".

Ayers is now poised to becomes Trump's third chief-of-staff in the 687 days since his inauguration, the quickest turnover to a third chief since the position was created in 1939 (evolving from the presidential secretary position).

It also found that White House lawyers objected to the interview of Kelly at first, arguing that executive branch officials should be free from such obligations unless necessary. "I'll be announcing that over the next day or two".

"John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year, we will be announcing who will be taking John's place, it might be on an interim basis, I'll be announcing that over the next day or two", he said.

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Kelly has had a tougher relationship with Trump than his predecessor did and instituted more restrictions around who could reach the president.

Trouble surrounded Kelly before he began his stint as chief of staff.

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

Kelly, a decorated Marine Corps general, is widely regarded as one of the most well-respected and qualified members of the Trump administration. Aides on the Senate Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees - which would take up the ambassador and attorney general nominations, respectively - said Friday that neither committee will hold confirmation hearings this year, given the limited time left before a new Senate takes over on January 3. Investigators reportedly wanted to know about reports that Trump had attempted to fire the special prosecutor.

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