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John Kelly targeted in expanding White House shakeup

More rumblings of a post-election shakeup up emanated from the White House on Tuesday with jobs of another Cabinet secretary and the president’s chief of staff in jeopardy.

Reports that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was on the way out were quickly followed by chatter that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was a short-timer.

Mr. Kelly has been at odds with members of the National Security Council.

Last month, Mr. Kelly got into a heated argument outside the Oval Office with National Security Adviser John R. Bolton. That clash also involved Ms. Nielsen, according to White House sources.

Mr. Kelly, who for months has been rumored to be destined for the exit, also had run-ins with first lady Melania Trump, according to NBC News.

The disputes with the East Wing, involving staffing and travel issues, eventually reached the president.

“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,” a White House official told the network. “Promotions were denied then finally granted after months of requests.”

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