White House could be hit with another exit soon
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is expected to resign in the coming days, CNN reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation.
Kelly's potential replacements included Nick Ayers, Vice-President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff, the report said.
CNN quoted two White House sources as saying that Kelly's relationship with the President, often reported as "tumultuous", was no longer seen as "sustainable" and will likely lead to Kelly's ouster in the near future.
In April, Kelly issued a public statement denying reports from NBC News that he referred to Trump as an "idiot" during conversations with colleagues and mocked the President's lack of policy knowledge.
Kelly's tenure working for the President was marked by controversies. He was faced with Trump's controversial response to the racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He also mishandled the situation involving former staff secretary Rob Porter, who was accused by two of his ex-wives of abuse. Kelly's shifting stance in the row caused his credibility inside the West Wing to plummet.
(With inputs from agencies.)