After 6-month run, Trump ousts chief of staff Reince Priebus

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) posted to Twitter on Friday that the hiring of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to the position signals a "militarizing of the White House, ' adding that the president is putting an 'extremist" at the helm of the administration.

Michael Flynn - Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned in February after revelations that he had discussed US sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

Priebus and Scaramucci flew together on Air Force One to the NY event, but the White House press pool reported they didn't see the communications director on the plane for the return trip.

Katie Walsh - deputy White House chief of staff, was dispatched to the outside pro-Trump group America First policies in March, according to Politico.

"He is a great American and a great leader". This presumably means that Kelly will resign as Homeland Security Secretary, but the White House hasn't confirmed that this is the case.

Trump has repeatedly praised Kelly for his operation of homeland security, including tighter border controls and a travel ban from six Muslim countries that is now the subject of a lawsuit.

The move likely signals a greater focus on law and order issues and will put further strain on relations between Trump and the Republican establishment.

The latest resignation of a top official barely six months into Trump's reign as President, following former press secretary Sean Spicer and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "I was wrong. You accomplish great things every day defending our nation and I know your exceptional work will continue", he continued. Trump said of his outgoing chief of staff. "I can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me". "I congratulate Secretary Kelly on his appointment, and look forward to working with him to advance our agenda".

Shortly before the president deplaned, Priebus' black SUV pulled away, leaving the rest of the motorcade, including the president's vehicle, in the distance. "Incredible", Trump said to applause.

Scaramucci made clear when he was hired that he reported not to Priebus but directly to the president and by Wednesday night was publicly suggesting that the chief of staff was a leaker and even threatened to seek an FBI investigation.

Both Scaramucci and Priebus traveled to New York's Long Island with Trump on Friday for a speech in which the president highlighted efforts to crack down on the gang MS-13.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the decision to make a change "started with the president and Reince about two weeks ago, in terms of timing".

Priebus, who told CNN he frequently addressed his job status with Trump, also was blamed by some within the White House for the failure of the Republican health care plan, with some Trump allies believing that Priebus' longtime relationships with Republicans on Capitol Hill should have ensured the bill's passage. But he decided on Kelly because he was impressed by the job he had done leading DHS and trusted him not to leak.

The Obama White House didn't always appreciate it. "Secretary Kelly is a star, and he'll do a good job".

You've heard the old saw - don't do more than one of changing house, job or partner at the same time.

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