John Kelly again rumored to depart White House
White House chief of staff John Kelly — who reportedly is no longer on speaking terms with President Trump — plans to call it quits in a matter of days, multiple reports said Friday.
The rocky relationship between Trump and the retired Marine Corps general has been widely reported. A source told Reuters last month that Trump was considering a replacement for Kelly.
Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, is the leading contender.
Kelly, 68, had sought to bring more order and stability to a White House that has often been chaotic under the unpredictable Trump.
But their relationship soured as Kelly consolidated power in the West Wing.
Meanwhile, CNN reported Friday that Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, citing three sources.
Kelly answered a narrow set of questions from investigators in recent months after White House lawyers objected to Mueller’s request to do the interview earlier this summer, the sources said.
Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official who responded to questions from Mueller.