The New York Times confirms that Rahm Emanuel will be stepping down as chief of staff, and reports:
Mr. Obama plans to name Pete Rouse, a senior adviser, to replace Mr. Emanuel, two officials confirmed. Mr. Rouse has been at the president’s side since Mr. Obama arrived in Washington nearly six years ago as a senator, serving as his chief of staff.
Chicago – Rahm Emanuel plans to announce Friday he’s leaving the White House and coming back to Chicago, sources confirm.
Sources also tell FOX Chicago News he has a new website that will go online in a few days with more details of his plan.
Pete Rouse is most likely to be chosen as interim chief of staff. He was Obama’s chief of staff when Obama was a senator.
At a White House press briefing Thursday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would not confirm that Friday’s personnel announcement is about Emanuel.