White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain, who has been remaining in office longer than any other presidential first chief of staff in more than 50 years, may step down in the coming weeks, as a search of a successor being underway, said The New York Times on Saturday, citing US senior administration officials, APA reports.
Klain has been privately telling his colleagues since the 2022 November midterm elections that after a "nonstop stretch" at US President Joe Biden's office since the 2020 election campaign, he was ready to "move on" and that the search for a replacement was underway, the newspaper reported.
The report did not specify whether Klain's successor had been already chosen or when the decision was expected to be announced, but said that the resignation might take place after Biden's State of the Union address scheduled for February 7.
Klain would presumably stay in office for a transition period to transfer the tasks to the next chief of staff, the report also said.
"White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain is expected to step down in the coming weeks, CNN has confirmed," CNN chief domestic correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted.
Klain's decision to step down is reportedly unrelated to the ongoing investigation about classified documents found at Biden's private office and Delaware residence.