John Kelly was interviewed by Robert Mueller's team

John Kelly was interviewed by Robert Mueller's team

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.

White House chief of staff John Kelly waits for President Donald Trump to give a press conference on September 26, 2018, in New York City. McGahn had refused to publicly deny the reporting.

"Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's top aide and a longtime Republican political operative, is the likely replacement for Mr. Kelly, these people say".

Kelly is the latest high-ranking White House official known to have given information for Mueller's probe.

Like all of those interviewed, the person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive personnel matters. His absence from his office this morning is a key indicator of this - and there is a sense among White House officials that at tonight's scheduled dinner with Trump and senior White House staff Kelly will be thanked for service and the transition to Ayers. In recent months, the chief of staff's power has ebbed, with administration policies and decisions being guided more by the president's gut instincts than by Kelly's processes. He replaced Reince Priebus, who had held the job for six months.

President Donald Trump has indicated he will make an announcement at Saturday's Army-Navy game and no one in the Pentagon seems to have the foggiest idea what he is talking about.

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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