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"I'm Jim Rondeau, our top stories at six thirty President Trump has to firm John Kelly will be stepping down as chief of staff after months of tensions and speculation. John will be leaving at the Pierre. He's been with the almost two years now. We'll probably get to see him in a little while. But John Kelly. John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year at the end of the year. And I appreciate his service. The president was careful not to describe the change as a firing. He said he will announce a successor in a few days show. You Manchester is reporter for the hill. She says the relationship between John Kelly the president and the White House staff has been tumultuous heard reports of the president and Kelly getting into arguments over on the department of homeland Security John Kelly is very close to that department because his former chief of staff Kerstin Nielsen we heard there was shouting match between Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton that spilled into the halls of the White House. So quite a bit of internal drama there. Well, President Trump isn't saying immediately who will replace Kelly. He reportedly wants Nick Ayers, vice President Mike Pence is chief of staff CBS news, political consultant, Leonard Steinhorn says this comes as no surprise. I think he's looking at Nick Ayers to be a far more politically savvy chief of staff, then general Kelly was airs also has the support from Jared Kushner. Schnur and vodka Trump. So for now, he's going to start out in the president's good graces Steinhorn says President Trump was unhappy with the discipline structure that general Kelly had brought to the White House. Well, speaking with reporters on the south lawn of the White House. President Trump spoke about last night's filings from special counsel, Robert Muller, in government cases against Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort turning."