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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein major changes announced today in the Trump administration. President Trump says is chief of staff John Kelly will leave the White House. John Kelly will be leaving. But I don't know if I can say retiring, but he's a great guy. John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. NPR's tamra Keith says Kelly's departure has long been anticipated when Kelly came in he said he was there to be chief of the staff not to manage the president himself. But as time went on more people were hired and instead of reporting to Kelly, President Trump had them report directly to him which eroded Kelly's control over the White House. NPR's tamra Keith who says Trump said he'll announce a replacement in a day or two President Trump has via Twitter announced. He's nominating four star. General Mark milley to be chairman of the joint chiefs of staff replacing general, Joe Dunford, who's retiring. Mr. Trump is also reiterating his refrain that prosecutors have found no evidence of collusion with Russia. As NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the president's latest tweet follows new potentially damaging court filings about his former aides Donald Trump says disclosures about former personal lawyer Michael Cohen in former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, totally clear the president. But prosecutors say Trump named as individual one coordinated and directed hush money payments to keep women quiet during the two thousand sixteen campaign. The new court filing say Cohen consulted with Trump well in decamping season about meetings with Moscow to advance a lucrative business deal. Cohen said he kept in touch with other executives at the Trump organization during that time, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders. Says Cohen is no hero. And prosecutors say he should be sentenced to a substantial prison term next week. The special counsel says Cowen has helped with core issues related to the investigation into Russian election interference Carrie Johnson. PR news Washington in Paris. Some eight thousand French police are deployed as yellow vest demonstrators. Take to the streets for fourth weekend to protest the high cost of living originally, they were protesting a plan to raise fuel taxes, but French president Emmanuel Macron withdrew the plan this week NPR's Eleanor Beardsley is in Paris and says that hasn't dissuaded the protesters people are chanting MAC cone, Demis John McCall resigned just."