John Kelly to resign after Trump's outburst, not speaking to him, talking to Mueller instead
President Donald Trump is no longer on speaking terms with his Chief of Staff General John Kelly and is expected to resign soon according to two sources within the West Wing, confirms CNN.
Considering Trump asked Kelly to stay on with him for two more years, it's possible that Kelly is the one deciding to no longer speak with his boss.
Axios first reported the shake up. They believe Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, will replace him.
Some more info on this: It was also reported by CNN that Kelly was speaking to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and answered a number of his questions in special interviews. That had to have angered his boss, too.
Trump went off on another Twitter storm this morning before the news was announced. He appears to be gearing up for a major war with Mueller and claims he will release his own "counter report."
Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
....Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be........— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
.....overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Doing same thing to people now. Will all of the substantial & many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of Report. Will the people that worked for the Clinton....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
....Foundation be listed at the top of the Report? Will the scathing document written about Lyin’ James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? Isn’t Rod therefore totally conflicted? Will all of....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
...the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?..And so much more!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
As far as the Mueller probe, Kelly was asked specifically about Trump's alleged obstruction of justice, and "Kelly's recollection of an episode that took place after new reporting emerged about how the President had tried to fire Mueller."
That's all we pretty much have right now. We don't have any more details but expect Kelly's resignation to be imminent.
The two have had a rocky relationship in the past, and that has been widely reported. According to CNN's sources, their relationship is now virtually beyond repair and that things have never been this bad.