Kelly has made clear to the president in the last 24 hours that he's willing to resign in light of the president's dissatisfaction over the West Wing's handling of the allegations against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter, according to sources who have spoken with Trump and Kelly.
President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he believes is a lack of due process for "someone falsely accused".
The latest imbroglios involving White House personnel are taking place during a turbulent cultural conversation about sexual harassment, with powerful people being laid low by allegations that sometimes stretch back decades.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley also said Kelly is not offering his resignation. He did a very good job when he was in the White House and we hope he has a wonderful, hopefully, he has a great career ahead of him. But that came less than two months after Trump dragged his feet before condemning white supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville for a rally that involved the murder of a counterprotester, infamously said there "were very fine people on both sides".
U.S. media report that Mr Kelly and other White House officials were aware for several months of the domestic abuse accusations because they were holding up Mr Porter's security clearance application.
More importantly, though, the fact that this leaked out so quickly suggests Kelly has lost the confidence of his staff.
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The FBI initiates a background check, but the White House Office of Presidential Personnel must sign off on clearances for the process to move forward; if they fail to do so, the staffer in question is stuck with an interim clearance.
In December, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefed reporters on Trump's views after three of his accusers called on Congress to investigate his past behavior. Now he also, as you probably know, he says that he's innocent. That calculus quickly changed once one of the ex-wives produced photos of her black eyes that she said resulted from Porter having hit her.
'But we absolutely wish him well.
Trump himself has had to deny accusations from more than a dozen women that he has sexually abused them or behaved inappropriately.
David Sorensen denies his former wife's allegations he was violent and emotionally abusive.
Hicks, the youngest White House communications director in history, has always been one of Trump's closest confidants. He did a very good job when he was in the White House. At a senior staff meeting on Friday, Kelly tried to push his own timeline concerning Porter.
The president used similar language in November to discuss charges of sexual misconduct against then-Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
But this is not the first time the White House has found itself in the middle of the #MeToo moment.