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OffbeatCongressman Meadows out of running for White House chief of staff: White House official

00:20  13 december  2018
00:20  13 december  2018 Source:   reuters.com

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN. Seventeen months in, Kelly and President Donald Trump have reached a stalemate in their relationship and it is no longer seen as tenable by either party. Though Trump asked Kelly over the summer to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, the two have stopped speaking in recent days. Trump is actively discussing a replacement plan, though a person involved in the process said nothing is final right now and ultimately it is up to Trump.

Mark Meadows (R-NC), member of the House Judiciary Committee, takes questions from the press, as FBI agent Peter Strzok meets with the House ' Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress . "The president told him we need him in

Kelly, Trump's second chief of staff , after Reince Priebus, had tried to bring more discipline to the Trump and Meadows , a North Carolina lawmaker who heads the conservative House Freedom " Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in

Congressman Meadows out of running for White House chief of staff: White House official © Reuters/TOYA SARNO JORDAN Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), member of the House Judiciary Committee, takes questions from the press, as FBI agent Peter Strzok meets with the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Republican U.S. Representative Mark Meadows that he wants him to stay in Congress rather than take the White House chief of staff job the president is seeking to fill, a White House official said on Wednesday.

Meadows had been among 10 or 12 people that Trump is considering for the post that retired General John Kelly is leaving early in 2019.

'Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. “The president told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there," a White House official said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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