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Nick Ayers, now chief of staff for United States Vice President Mike Pence, has declined an offer by President Donald Trump to become his chief of staff.

However, CNN said two sources said First Lady Melania Trump and "some other senior staff" had intervened to block Mr Ayers.

Matthew Whitaker's current roles as acting attorney general will wrap up as soon as the Republican-controlled Senate approves General William Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, leaving Whitaker available to take the job in the White House.

Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would also depart at the end of December.

Whitaker is now serving as acting attorney general until the Senate confirms Trump's choice of William Barr to take the job.

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Although reports have not been clear on whether Kelly-a retired U.S. Marine general-resigned or was forced out, his relationship with Trump reportedly soured to the extent that some insiders claimed they no longer spoke to one another.

Ayers will run a pro-Trump super PAC, according to a person familiar with his plans but not authorized to discuss them by name.

"Serving as Chief of Staff would be an incredible honor", Meadows told POLITICO in a statement Monday.

Once thought to be the president's top choice, vice presidential chief of staff Nick Ayers tweeted Sunday that he's no longer in the running for the position.

"I think Donald Trump desperately needs in that job someone who can walk into the Oval Office, close the door, and tell him what he does not want to hear", Whipple said. No obvious successor to Kelly was in sight, and there was some fretting that Trump may not be able to fill the job by the time Kelly leaves. And his almost six years as a congressman - including on the House Oversight Committee - could be helpful to a president investigated by the new House Democratic majority next year.

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Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus. A person familiar with Mnuchin's thinking said he is happy with his work at the Treasury Department and has not sought the job of chief of staff.

The official says that Ayers will instead assist the president from outside the administration.

'A 36-year old turning down an offer to be White House Chief of Staff is about as a decisive a vote of no confidence as you can in our system, ' Benjamin tweeted.

After Kelly's departure was announced on Saturday, rumors swirled around the likelihood that Ayers could be made Kelly's replacement. He did not outline specific things he wanted Ayers to change in the West Wing, but was generally relying on the politically savvy young aide to make changes on his own that could bolster the White House ahead of what is expected to be a tumultuous year.

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