There May Be Another White House Staff Shake-Up Coming


A new report suggests another Trump administration shake-up may be coming, with big names like National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and White House Counsel Don McGahn being floated as potential officials on the way out.

As reported by CNN, officials in the White House were informed that they have until the end of January to decide whether or not they plan on staying with the Trump administration through the 2018 midterms or if they wish to move on before then. The reasoning behind this deadline is to add a “sense of order to an anticipated staffing exodus.”

CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, while on The Situation Room, broke down her reporting:

“The president has — we are told — said some things about his disregard with some of the actions that McGahn has made… With H.R. McMaster, he is an active duty general. He certainly is a commanding presence inside the White House, but he also has clashed with the president on some really important foreign policy issues, like Afghanistan.”

However, President Donald Trump and his aides are having trouble filling all the spots in the White House, especially with more and more unnamed officials reporting floating their potential resignations. As top advisers plan their exits, a domino effect of sorts appears to be happening with staffers in smaller roles looking to also leave.

Per the CNN report, Kelly — while attempting to manage the West Wing chaos as chief of staff — is in a state of “heightened urgency.”

“Kelly is eating bullets every day by himself and doesn’t have a lot of help. He needs reinforcements,” one source close to the matter is reported to have said.

Watch above, via CNN.

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