President Trump has been informed of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s impending resignation, meaning that the president will soon make his second pick for the Supreme Court, according to White House sources speaking with Trump insider Roger Stone.

This development, exclusive to Infowars, is the first confirmation of the 80-year-old’s retirement, which the mainstream media has speculated for the past hour.

U.S. Circuit Judge Thomas Hardiman, who was on Trump’s short list when he selected Neil Gorsuch for the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, is said to be the front-runner for the opening seat.

That said, the president will consider other candidates as well – including perhaps Judge Andrew Napolitano, a surprise candidate who’s long been a favorite of Trump’s.

Kennedy, a Reagan appointee described as a conservative centrist, holds a controlling vote on the court and has often decided cases by his one vote.

Trump indicated this weekend that he heard rumors about Kennedy’s retirement.

“I’ve heard the same rumors that a lot of people have heard,” the president told media. “And I have a lot of respect for that gentleman, a lot.”

Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on April 7 after a lengthy confirmation battle.