The developing situation in the White House is being reported by Fox News as a ‘bloodbath.’
Fox News reports that sources within the administration have confirmed that President Trump could be making more changes to his Cabinet this week in the wake of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing.
The potential changes — described by sources as a “bloodbath” — include the departure of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and his replacement by John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Other departures from the administration would include Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The sources have cautioned that Trump will make the ultimate decision about all staff changes. However, the departure of McMaster has been described by multiple sources as “imminent.”
Kelly would be replaced as chief of staff by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the sources said, with Energy Secretary Rick Perry replacing Shulkin at the VA. Ray Washburne, chairman of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, would replace Perry as energy secretary.
According to one DML News source tied to the administration, “”The turnover is crazy”. The source continued, “The White House is a mess, and this administration is starting to head in a downward spiral.”