JOHN KELLY MAY SOON EXIT WHITE HOUSE


Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, is among those being considered for the job, three of the people said, though President Donald Trump has mused about other possible candidates.

John Kelly, mired in conflicts with a widening array of officials from the National Security Council to the office of the first lady, may soon depart the Trump administration, according to seven people familiar with the discussions.

Kelly’s time as chief of staff for most of the past year has been clouded by controversy and disagreements with Trump and various West Wing staff. But questions about his future in the White House recently became more serious after his repeated clashes with national security adviser John Bolton and his deputy, Mira Ricardel.

Kelly has also gotten on the wrong side of first lady Melania Trump over staffing issues and travel requests. Some of the disputes with the East Wing have escalated to the president, the seven people familiar with the clashes said.

"There have been instances where the East Wing staff were not treated as equals to the male-dominated decision makers in Chief Kelly’s office," one White House official said. "Promotions were denied then finally granted after months of requests," the official said.

Melania Trump raised concerns with her husband earlier this year, amid the height of the controversy over his alleged affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels, that Kelly had repeatedly denied her requests to promote some of her aides, two White House officials said.

Fulham Sack Jokanovic; Appoint Claudio Ranieri
Premier League outfit Fulham have sacked manager Slavisa Jokanovic and have appointed Claudio Ranieri instead. The Cottagers find themselves bottom of the table with just five points from 12 games and a negative goal difference of 20. The abysmal form after gaining promotion has now led to the exit of Slavisa Jokanovic.

The club has moved swiftly to rope in a replacement in Claudio Ranieri. The Italian is famous for leading Leicester City to a fairytale Premier League triumph in 2016. He left the Foxes after a below-par start to the subsequent campaign and was in charge of Ligue 1 outfit Nantes last season. The 67-year-old has been given a multi-year contract at Fulham.

Theresa May Wins Cabinet Support  After Five-Hour Meeting
British Prime Minister Theresa May says her Cabinet has decided to support a draft European Union withdrawal agreement . “I firmly believe the draft agreement was the best we could negotiate,” May said to media gathered outside of 10 Downing Street, after the five-hour meeting ended.

The collective agreement of cabinet was to agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline future framework, she said. "I firmly believe with my head and my heart that this is in the best interests of our entire United Kingdom." May will address Parliament on Thursday.

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab Resigns Over EU agreement
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday (Nov 15) as Dominic Raab quit as her Brexit secretary, saying he "must resign" over the proposed EU withdrawal agreement.

"I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto," he said in his resignation letter, published on his Twitter account.

"I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom," he said. Raab added that he was opposed to "an indefinite backstop arrangement" to guarantee the Irish border remains free-flowing, saying the EU would hold "a veto over our ability to exit".

Esther McVey Resigns as Work and Pensions Minister Over Brexit Divorce Deal
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has become the latest cabinet minister to quit the government over Brexit a fresh blow to Theresa May's authority.

The Brexiteer said Prime Minister's draft Brexit deal "does not honour the result of the referendum'' and she "could not look my constituents in the eye" over the plans.

Her departure comes shortly after the shock resignations of Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, and Northern Ireland minister Shailesh Vara, which raises major questions over the future of Ms May's leadership.

Westminster is braced for fresh resignations in the coming hours, as speculation mounts around the future of Brexiteer cabinet ministers such as Penny Mordaunt and Andrea Leadsom.

It also ramps up fears that furious Conservative MPs could topple Ms May by submitting enough letters of no-confidence to trigger a leadership challenge.

6 Cabinet Members Quit on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
Shailesh Vara, a minister for Northern Ireland, informed Downing Street of his resignation this morning, saying the deal leaves the UK “in a half-way house with no time limit” on when it can fully leave the EU.

Dominic Raab and Esther McVey are among six who have quit so far today after Theresa May secured cabinet backing for her Brexit agreement. Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan resigned as a parliamentary private secretary in the Department for Education, saying she cannot support the Brexit deal after negotiations ‘built on the UK trying to appease the EU’.

Brexit minister Suella Braverman Braverman has resigned from Department Exiting the European Union today, following her boss Dominic Raab. Nikki Da Costa Costa resigned as Downing Street’s director of legislative affairs.

The pound fell more than 1% against the dollar to $1.2798 and dropped more than 1% against the euro to €1.1313 after Brexit resignations. The prime minister has been faced with 20 resignations from her government since last November.

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