Secretary of State Colin Powell has told top aides he intends to resign from President Bush's Cabinet, high-ranking State Department officials said Monday.
Powell, who long has been rumored planning only a single term with Bush, told his aides that he intends to leave once Bush settles on whom to succeed him, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Word of Powell's imminent departure kicked off a new week of Cabinet shuffling for Bush, who is planning his second term.
"I do expect some announcements shortly regarding members of the Cabinet," White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters at the White House Monday morning. "There are a few resignation. I expect four today."
Spencer Abraham quit too...
Ann Venamin is expected to quit today, but that may just be rumor at this point.
Ashcroft, and Don Evans already left...
It's getting hard to keep track.