Tag Archives: John Kelly

Trump Tells Reporters: John Kelly Is Out By Year’s End

Vox reports: John Kelly will depart as White House chief of staff near the end of this year, President Trump told reporters Saturday. The president said he would announce Kelly’s replacement in the next few days. Kelly’s exit comes after several months of relative personnel stability in an infamously tumultuous White House. But with the midterm elections now over and …

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Mueller Grilled John Kelly About Obstruction Probe

CNN reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Kelly responded to a narrow set of questions from special counsel investigators after White House lawyers initially objected to Mueller’s request to do the interview earlier this summer, the sources said. …

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John Kelly Expected To Resign, Not Speaking To Trump

We’ve heard this before, but multiple outlets are saying so. Axios reports: West Wing officials widely believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s departure is imminent and that Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, will replace him. As we reported right after the midterms, Ayers’ backers have been telling the president he has the sharp political instincts …

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Lewandowski: I Could Beat Up John Kelly [VIDEO]

Complex reports: It’s been a while since Donald Trump was handing out Stone Cold Stunners in a wrestling ring, but that doesn’t mean that violence is entirely off the table in the current White House. Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made that clear when he told TMZ that he would absolutely win in a fight with Chief of Staff …

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White House Approves “Lethal Force” Against Migrants

The Military Times reports: The White House late Tuesday signed a memo allowing troops stationed at the border to engage in some law enforcement roles and use lethal force, if necessary — a move that legal experts have cautioned may run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act. The new “cabinet order” was signed by White House Chief of Staff John …

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REPORT: Secret Service Had To Break Up February Fight Between Corey Lewandowski And John Kelly

The New York Times reports: An argument last February between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention just outside the Oval Office, according to a half-dozen people familiar with the events. The episode, details of which have not been …

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REPORT: John Kelly And John Bolton Just Got Into A “Profanity-Laced” Shouting Match Outside Oval Office

CNN reports: A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN. The exchange lay bare a bitter disagreement that has existed between two of President Donald Trump’s top aides …

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White House Trashes Woodward’s “Total BS” Book As A “Pathetic Attempt To Smear People” Close To Trump

An official statement from Sarah Huckbee Sanders: This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad. While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, President Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people. Sometimes it is …

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Omarosa Taped Her Own Firing By John Kelly [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman released an alleged audio recording of her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the White House Situation Room during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. While the White House stated that Omarosa resigned back in December, it was an open secret at the time that she had actually …

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Omarosa: Lara Trump Offered Me $180K Job With Campaign In Exchange For Silence About Dear Leader

The Washington Post reports: Omarosa Manigault Newman was offered a $15,000-a-month contract from President Trump’s campaign to stay silent after being fired from her job as a White House aide by Chief of Staff John F. Kelly last December, according to a forthcoming book by Manigault Newman and people familiar with the proposal. But she refused, according to the incendiary …

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John Kelly Allegedly To Stay In Job Through 2020

CNBC reports: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has committed to remaining in his post through the 2020 election, according to two White House officials. Kelly, who hit his one-year mark in the White House on Monday, had been expected to step aside as early as this summer. But President Donald Trump, who asked Kelly to stay on, has …

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REPORT: Trump Ignores Direction From John Kelly, Sets Daily Agenda By What He Just Saw On Fox & Friends

From a Politico article on the “futility” of John Kelly’s job: With the president working around his own chief, keeping Trump on task has proved a challenge. Trump now adds to his daily schedule in a black appointment book, jotting down meetings he schedules the day of with the help of his personal aide, Madeline Westerhout. A White House spokeswoman …

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Sarah Sanders: John Kelly Grimaced At Trump’s Attack On Germany Because He Didn’t Like His Breakfast

The Washington Post reports: President Trump kicked off his trip to Europe with a biting critique of the United States’ longtime allies, declaring at a breakfast meeting that Germany “is captive to Russia.” Next to him, three of his senior officials seemed uncomfortable at times, pursing their lips and glancing away from the table. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg remains …

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REPORT: John Kelly Has Given Up On Trying To Rein In Trump’s Wild Behavior Even If It Leads To Impeachment

Politico reports: Kelly’s status in the White House has changed in recent months, and he and the president are now seen as barely tolerating one another. According to four people close to Kelly, the former Marine general has largely yielded his role as the enforcer in the West Wing as his relationship with Trump has soured. While Kelly himself once …

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John Kelly: The WH Is A “Miserable Place To Work”

The New York Times reports: President Trump has gone overseas to embark on some of the most consequential diplomatic negotiations of his tenure, threatening an all-out trade war with allies and seizing a chance to make peace with a nuclear-armed menace. But back home, he left behind a West Wing where burned-out aides are eyeing the exits, as the mood …

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White House Announces Meeting With DOJ And FBI To Review “Highly Classified Information” On Russia Probe

PBS NewsHour reports: The White House says President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to “immediately set up a meeting” with congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence to review “highly classified and other information they have requested” related to the Russia investigation. Rep. Devin Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter and head of …

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Trump Advisers Slam Nielsen As “Never Trumper”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s frustration with Kirstjen Nielsen, which boiled over Wednesday in a Cabinet meeting tirade, has been growing for weeks — stoked by associates who have privately made the case that she’s a closeted “never Trumper” who still doesn’t fully back his agenda. Trump’s advisers have been increasingly criticizing the Homeland Security chief in private conversations with …

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Fox News: Lewandowski Might Replace John Kelly

Howard Kurtz writes for Fox News: There are growing whispers that if John Kelly is eased out or bails out as White House chief of staff, the job could go to Corey Lewandowski. I can report, based on my sources, that the president and his first campaign manager have discussed that possibility. Lewandowski has said he would accept a White …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

This one should be fun: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will take reporters’ questions starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. This is the first White House briefing since the correspondents’ dinner, where Michelle Wolf delivered a controversial set. Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the President’s attacks on the Russia probe and other topics could come up. …

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Glorious Leader Melts Down Over “Idiot” Report

Via Mediaite: President Trump, likely in response to the new reporting about John Kelly calling him an “idiot,” went off on the “Fake News” yet again tonight. NBC News reported earlier today that Kelly has called the President an “idiot” on multiple occasions. And perhaps Trump was watching CNN’s reporting tonight before tweeting, for that network reported Kelly used the …

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