"Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration", Trump wrote in a tweet Friday. The source added that Kelly was happy with the choice of Mulvaney and plans to stay on through the end of the year to assist with the transition.
Trump, in his tweet Friday, thanked Kelly for his service, calling him "a great patriot". "More importantly, Director Mulvaney believes in the President - because he is working every day to lift up millions of Americans and stands up for our great country".
Mr Kushner and wife Ivanka had been advocating for Mr Nick Ayers, the chief of staff for Vice-President Mike Pence.
But it is widely reported Mr Trump does not enjoy reading briefs, makes up policy on the hoof and has little time for detailed analysis, making the chief of staff's role much harder than usual.
Trump has announced that he will be naming Mick Mulvaney as the new acting White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney is a well-known Bitcoin proponent and has previously expressed his support of blockchain technology.
The chaotic process is hardly a novelty for the Trump administration, which has struggled with high staff turnover and attracting top talent, but it underscored the tumult of Trump's Washington. If you become chief of staff in this White House, you either have a scenario where Jared is not reporting to you, or he is quote "reporting" to you.
The chief of staff job is "his to lose", this administration official told CNN. "It's my vision - it is my vision, after all", Trump said.
Trump, by contrast, has insisted he has multiple candidates eager to take the job.
Other analysts noted the OPEC-led reductions may not be deep enough to restore balance to the market especially after the U.S. After the strong start, Brent futures ended just 23 cents, or 0.4 per cent, higher at $60.20 a barrel, while U.S.
Market participants are hopeful that the new governor will be more communicative and sympathetic to their concerns. So, there are several areas which central bank has to be dealing with and so we will focus on those areas.
However, the Reuters report indicated that most testing reports did not find the presence of asbestos in J&J products. The company said Friday there were rigorous tests showing the talc did not contain the cancer-causing mineral.
West sent out "positive vibes" and "love" to his followers, adding that he is a man of family and integrity. You know if I had a girlfriend from Chicago , her name was Ranita, and then you was married to Rihanna.
Trump said while "my people" have spoken with China about the case, he has yet to discuss it with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Meng was released on $7.4 million bail on Tuesday, after being detained in Vancouver since December 1.
Tony Blair insisted today there must be a second referendum on Brexit because of the "crisis" over Theresa May's deal. Mrs May urged European Union leaders to work with her to " change the perception " of the controversial backstop plan.
In the stabbing attack on two Israeli police officers overnight in the Old City of Jerusalem, the attacker was shot and killed. In addition to the suspect in the Ofra attack, two other individuals in the vehicle were also apprehended.
Canadian with North Korea ties detained after Huawei arrest
On Tuesday a Canadian judge ordered Meng's released on Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) bail , pending a U.S. extradition hearing. He spent more than 20 years working in the Korean Peninsula, and first visited North Korea in 2001, it said.
Apple to open $1B campus in Austin, Texas
After losing the title of the most valuable company of the world to Microsoft , Apple is looking to expand its network of offices. The news site GeekWire , citing anonymous sources, pegged Apple's presence in the building at 70,000 square feet in April.
In plea deal, Russian woman admits to being a secret agent
Butina, jailed since her arrest in July, had mounted an aggressive defence and tried to have the charges against her tossed. Butina appeared in court Thursday wearing a green jail uniform, her red hair in a long braid running down her back.
May stares down rebels to win leadership ballot
Conservative MPs briefed that May had told them she did not intend to lead the party in the next general election due in 2022. The backstop has been opposed by unionists over fears it could split Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.
Google rules out a Chinese search engine
Pichai stressed that users opt in to certain data-tracking features, giving the example of fitness apps that measure steps. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is going to testify before Congress today-the first time he's ever done such a thing.
Manchester United Want Spurs Boss Pochettino
One of them says something in the media and the other one giving a cryptic message in return on social media. "I feel his youth will help him through these hard times ", Marcelino said.