>> White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly is the latest top official to leave the White House.>> John Kelly will be leaving, because well I don't know if I can say retiring but he is a great guy. John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year.
>> Trump brought Kelly in last year to retore order to his often chaotic White House, but clashed repeatedly with him in recent months Leading to multiple news stories that suggested he was on the way out.>> Although I read it all the time pretty consistently, I'm not quitting today.
>> The White House officials said on Saturday that Trump was talking to Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, to take the job. Kelly's impending departure is part of a broad overhaul designed to recalibrate Trump's administration as it faces a new reality in Washington. With Democrats set to take control of the House in January and the 2020 presidential race gearing up next year.
>> He was my first choice from day one.>> On Friday, he said he'll nominated William Barr, who was Attorney General under former President George H.W. Bush in the 90s, to be his Attorney General. And he's putting forward State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be ambassador of the United Nations.
Both Barr and Nauert are likely to face tough questions at their Senate confirmation hearings. Democrats called Nauert unqualified and said they were concerned about Barr's independence. Republicans said that they were pleased with both nominees.