Publicado: Sol, Diciembre 09, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

White House 'in a state of chaos' as Trump's chief departs

White House 'in a state of chaos' as Trump's chief departs

"But John Kelly will be leaving towards the end of the year, at the end of the year". The president - as freewheeling as Kelly is methodical - privately fumed that he believed his chief was hiding things from him, and frequently upbraided him in the West Wing on matters large and small.

His iron first also alienated some long-time Trump allies and he grew increasingly isolated, with a greatly diminished role.

The retired four-star Marine Corps general has joked publicly that working for Trump is the hardest job he's ever had, including those on the battlefield. If he's going to be replaced by someone who will just "let Trump be Trump" (to steal a line from an old West Wing episode), why have a Chief of Staff at all? It's not clear if the downturn in his relationship with the president was a direct result of his participation in the investigation - though rumors of tensions between the two have persisted for almost a year.

"I appreciate his service very much", Trump said.

Ayers and Kelly both typically join Trump and Pence during their weekly lunch in the dining room outside the Oval Office.

Barr is likely to face tough questions at his confirmation hearing about how he will handle the ongoing special counsel investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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However, CNN reported that White House officials, including Kelly, knew of Porter's abuse allegations before the photos of his ex-wife were released. He quickly took on a broader range of responsibility than Priebus had, requiring all White House staffers to answer to him. CNN also reported that the president had asked Mr Kelly to consider committing to his second term. Potential replacements include Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, who is still seen as a leading contender. He fills the slot vacated by former Alabama Sen.

Trump also went on a twitter rant this morning about the Mueller investigation.

It is unclear who the replacement would be. No surprise, given that Kelly's exit had always been the subject of rumors.

Kelly has brought order to a chaotic White House, which has seen a historically fast turnover in multiple high-profile jobs-like White House communications director, national security adviser, and more. On the plus side, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner-who have bristled under Kelly's command-and-control style-are said to be pro-Ayers.

While some stability was brought to the White House under Kelly's tenure, it didn't end the leaking.

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