If this reporting from Axios has any truth, a full-scale Jared-Ivanka coup could indeed be under way.
President Trump is considering a broad shakeup of his White House that could include the replacement of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon, aides and advisers tell us.
A top aide to Trump said he's contemplating major changes, but that the situation is very fluid and the timing uncertain: "Things are happening, but it's very unclear the president's willing to pull that trigger."
Then the same aide managed to contradict him/herself:
The top aide — along with many other Trump officials, advisers and friends — told us that it seems to be more a question of "when" not "whether" change will come: "The tension, the exhaustion, the raw nerves have gotten much harder to disguise."
Whoa. Possible replacements for Priebus as chief of staff reportedly include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy; Blackstone Group’s Wayne Berman, an alum of George H.W. Bush’s administration; David Urban of the Washington firm American Continental Group and a key architect of Trump's Pennsylvania upset; and Goldman Sachs alum Gary Cohn, Trump's current economic adviser and a part of Jared Kushner’s Wall Street faction.
No word on who might take on Bannon’s white supremacist portfolio.
UPDATE: WSJ now reporting a possible “major shakeup” at the WH with Bannon/Priebus being “reassigned.” No information on what exactly “reassigned” means.