But the ‘your fired’ guy actually moves very slowly on staff actions….
John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN.
The big picture: Barr served in the same role during George H.W. Bush’s administration from 1991 to 1993. He’ll be taking over for acting-Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who has sparked controversy over whether his nomination was legal. Democrats have threatened to investigate whether Whitaker can serve as acting attorney general given he wasn’t Senate-confirmed, and Trump has faced pressure from some Republicans to quickly nominate someone to lead the Justice Department permanently….
The big picture: Nauert is a former Fox News anchor and correspondent, and had little foreign policy experience before joining the administration as the State Department spokesperson. But she’s has “had the strong support” of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to Bloomberg, which first reported that Nauert accepted the nomination.