White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign within days

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White House chief of staff John Kelly - who is expected to call it quits in the days ahead - was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, CNN reported Friday, citing a trio of sources.

The move could be announced at a scheduled White House dinner tonight with Trump and senior White House staff. Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was likewise forced out of his job after it was reported that he had cooperated extensively in Mueller's probe.

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Compounding the rumors were reports surrounding Kelly taking the day off on Friday, as the president traveled to Missouri. But Trump's broader efforts to reshape his inner circle have been on hold, leading to a sense of near-paralysis in the building, with people unsure of what to do. Kelly's shifting accounts caused his credibility inside the West Wing to plummet, and it never truly recovered, according to officials. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

Among White House officials, however, there is broad consensus that his days as chief of staff are numbered.

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A source told Reuters last month that Trump was considering a replacement for Kelly. But President Donald Trump is apparently treating the retired Marine general like he's already gone.

Trump has been advised to bring on a chief of staff better suited to and familiar with the rough and tumble of a re-election campaign. Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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Trump hinted the announcement would be coming earlier Friday when he said he would be making an announcement at the Army-Navy football game he will be attending Saturday in Philadelphia.

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