Tag: Kelly, John F (1950- )

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Makes Fun of Trump for Struggling to Replace John Kelly

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Will You Be My […]

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After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B

WASHINGTON — President Trump has often bragged about having his pick of only the best people to serve in his administration. Being publicly rejected by his first choice for chief of staff — and embarking on a very public search for someone else — has made Mr. Trump’s claim harder to back up. A shortlist […]

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The Surprisingly Normal Reason Trump Wants a New Chief of Staff

ImageJohn Kelly, the outgoing chief of staff, with President Trump and Melania Trump at an Independence Day picnic for military families outside the White House on July 4.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images True or not, everything under President Trump feels like it has been more bumpy than for any of his predecessors in the […]

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Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump’s Chief of Staff

Nick Ayers, President Trump’s top choice to replace John F. Kelly as chief of staff, has declined to take the job, according to three people familiar with the talks. Mr. Ayers, 36, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is expected to leave the administration in the coming weeks as his family returns […]

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John Kelly, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Leave White House

WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the retired Marine general tapped as chief of staff by President Trump last year to bring order to his chaotic White House, will leave the job by the end of the year, Mr. Trump said on Saturday, the latest departure from the president’s inner circle after a bruising midterm election […]

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Trump Will Nominate William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he would nominate William P. Barr, a skeptic of the Russia investigation who served as attorney general in the first Bush administration a quarter century ago, to return as head of the Justice Department. Mr. Barr, 68, would become the nation’s top law enforcement official as Mr. […]

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Trump Will Nominate William P. Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he intended to nominate William P. Barr, who served as attorney general during the first Bush administration from 1991 to 1993, to return as head of the Justice Department. “He was my first choice since Day 1,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he walked from the White House […]

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John Kelly Expected to Leave White House Post in Next Few Days, Officials Say

John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, is likely to leave his post in the next few days, ending a tumultuous 16-month tenure still among the longest for a senior aide to President Trump, two people with direct knowledge of the developments said Friday. Mr. Kelly and Mr. Trump have grown weary with […]

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New Book Gives Voice to Trump’s Claims of a Vast Conspiracy Against Him

A new book by two informal advisers to President Trump aims to buttress his claim that he is the victim of a vast conspiracy inside the federal government, and it includes an interview with Mr. Trump in which he repeats his unfounded assertion that President Barack Obama was complicit in spying against him. The book, […]

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Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go?

WASHINGTON — To a president who likes his aides to have a certain kind of central-casting mien, Nick Ayers definitely looks the part. A floppy-haired, dimple-chinned political operative with a disarming Southern drawl, Mr. Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, resembles an ambitious “House of Cards” character who wandered onto the set of […]

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Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s post-midterm election news conference at the White House last week took a surprising turn when a reporter asked about locking down his 2020 ticket. “Mike, will you be my running mate?” Mr. Trump asked Vice President Pence, who stood up, raised his hand, and nodded. “Will you? Thank you. O.K., good,” […]

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First Lady Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’

WASHINGTON — She bad-mouthed the defense secretary. She was the hatchet woman for John R. Bolton, the famously combative national security adviser, and drove out staff members from the National Security Council who were deemed insufficiently conservative or loyal. But in disparaging two members of Melania Trump’s staff who traveled with Mrs. Trump, the first […]

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Trump Assails Macron and Defends Decision to Skip Cemetery Visit

WASHINGTON — President Trump issued a blistering personal attack on Tuesday against President Emmanuel Macron of France, his host last weekend, and sought to douse a furor over his decision not to visit a cemetery of American soldiers while in France because of rain. Two days after returning from Paris, Mr. Trump responded via Twitter […]

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Trump Is Considering Firing Kirstjen Nielsen From Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering firing Kirstjen Nielsen, the embattled secretary of Homeland Security who has long been a target of the president’s displeasure, as part of a wave of cabinet and staff changes expected to come after the midterm elections, three people close to the president said on Tuesday. Mr. Trump hates interpersonal […]

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When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese Listen and Learn

WASHINGTON — When President Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing, American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening — and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy, current […]

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The Day John Kelly and Corey Lewandowski Squared Off Outside the Oval Office

An argument last February between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention just outside the Oval Office, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the events. The episode, details of which have not been […]

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Urges Black Voters to Register as Republicans (Sort Of)

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘It Never Stops the […]

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John Kelly and John Bolton Have Shouting Match Over Immigration

WASHINGTON — The White House chief of staff and the national security adviser got into a profanity-laced argument about immigration outside the Oval Office early Thursday morning, two people briefed on the altercation said, prompting the chief of staff to leave the White House complex and not return for the rest of the day. The […]

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Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

The episode is the first known instance of a named senior administration official weighing the 25th Amendment. Unidentified others have been said to discuss it, including an unnamed senior administration official who wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times. That person’s identity is unknown to journalists in the Times news department. Some of the […]

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