No replacement has yet been named.
Melania Trump, like President Donald Trump, has used the power of her office to publicly assail those who have irked her, like publicly torching her husband's talkative first wife, Ivana, and targeting Ricardel, who had gained a reputation throughout the White House for her sharp elbows.
NBC's reporting, which cites two unnamed current White House officials, said the dispute centered in part on promotions for some of Melania Trump's aides.
Ms. Ricardel, an ally of national-security adviser John Bolton, began her service in the Trump administration as associate director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, then moved to the Commerce Department previous year. Two administration sources said she is generally not well liked, though others pushed back, saying she was a respected member of the team and one of the highest ranking women in the West Wing.
Nick Ayers, US Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff, is reportedly one of the frontrunners to replace Kelly, should there be an exit, according to CNN. Like they are running out of people we know to fire.
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Despite squandering a 15-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis used a 15-2 run in the fourth to post a 116-113 victory. James sat out in the beginning of the fourth, before re-entering the game with seven minutes left.
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Arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg submitted a letter of no-confidence seeking the ousting of Prime Minister Theresa May. But she was weakened by the resignation of two senior Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab .
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Her win narrows the Republican majority in the Senate to four seats (51-47), with two more Senate races yet to be resolved. The only other race to switch to the Democrats was in Nevada, where Jacky Rosen ousted Dean Heller .
Sanders didn't say what her new job would be.
It marked a rare intervention on personnel matters by Melania Trump, who has otherwise maintained a relatively low profile as first lady.
She fell foul of Melania Trump and her staff in negotiations over the First Lady's trip to Africa in October and the use of government resources for it, a senior administration official said.
Trump said in the Daily Caller interview that after midterm congressional elections halfway through a president's four-year term "you make changes, so I'm looking at things and I've got a lot of options".
Mrs Trump's statement, released through her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham, came hours after she issued a separate statement denying reports of clashes with Mr Kelly, her husband's chief of staff. As Mr. Kelly's hand-picked successor, she has clashed with Mr. Bolton over proposals for dealing with a caravan of migrants from Central America approaching the U.S.
While the Republicans held onto their Senate majority, the Democrats scored heavy gains to take over the House, confronting the president for the first time with the prospect of an opposition that has teeth.