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  • John Kelly blew up at Trump in Oval Office meeting, threatened to quit

    04/10/2018 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Axios ^ | 04/07/18 | Jonathan Swan
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly threatened to quit on March 28, according to sources familiar with the events. What I'm hearing: Kelly blew up at Trump in an Oval Office meeting that day, and while walking back to his office muttered he was going to quit. Sources said it was not related to the David Shulkin firing that happened the same day. A senior administration official said that calling it a threat was "probably too strong, it was more venting frustration." Kelly often says he doesn't have to be there and didn't seek the job originally. Details: Kelly...
  • Donald Trump: the Washington Post Is ‘Made Up Garbage

    04/09/2018 5:08:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/08/2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump denounced the Washington Post in a Sunday Twitter post, criticizing a story about his chief of staff, General John Kelly. “The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage—more like a poorly written novel than good reporting,” Trump wrote on Twitter. The Washington Post reported that Kelly was experiencing a “downward arc” of influence in the White House while Trump was breaking free of his effort to instill more discipline. The story cited sixteen anonymous sources who were inside the White House, outside advisers, and confidants of the president. “Always...
  • Explaining CNN’s ‘Round the Clock Jared Kushner Fetish

    02/28/2018 3:45:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 28, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is another story out there that CNN just can’t drop. They’re focused on this. I mean, they’re glued to it. Somebody needs to help me understand why. The story is that Jared Kushner’s clearance has been downgraded. He’s Trump’s son-in-law, married to the lovely and gracious and very tall Ivanka. Do you know how tall Ivanka is? Six feet. She’s a very tall woman. Yeah. Well, now that you know this, take a look at some pictures of her with the ChiCom guys and with the South Koreans. Just take a look at it. It doesn’t matter. She...
  • Scaramucci Attacks John Kelly: “Covered Up” Porter, “Very Dishonest”

    03/01/2018 5:12:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci denies that his attack on Trump chief of staff John Kelly this morning was motivated by personal grievance over Kelly having fired him as communications director. Right. Interviewed by Chris Cuomo, the Mooch unleashed a broadside against Kelly. Highlights: “I hold the White House chief of staff accountable [for the Rob Porter situation.]” “[Kelly] had the information [on Porter.] He tried to cover up the information. He tried to get other people in the White House to cover up the information for him.” “I talked a little bit of smack about two guys we were trying...
  • Trump's Generals Are Too Valuable to Be Dismissed

    03/01/2018 1:14:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Near-daily gossip surrounds Donald Trump's three marquee generals. The media sometimes blare out rumors that Gen. John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, is proving to be a loose cannon and might soon be fired. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, is occasionally rumored to be a robotic PowerPoint wonk and hawkish interventionist who soon might be terminated. Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis is purportedly too much the centrist Democrat, and embarrassed by Trump's antics, and thus might be leaving. Of course, few Cabinet or White House appointees ever serve throughout an entire administration. Burnout...
  • CNN’s Avlon Rips Ivanka’s Olympic Trip: “Freelancing in a Fur Coat”

    02/27/2018 5:07:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I’m convinced that John Avlon stays up nights before his CNN appearances, working on snarky one-liners that will get him noticed. So part of me hates falling for his shtick. Even so, I’ll report the shot he took at Ivanka this morning. Commenting on a report that chief of staff John Kelly didn’t think that Ivanka was qualified to represent the US at the Winter Olympics, Avlon said: “This is serious stuff, and simply freelancing in a fur coat ain’t going to cut it.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • White House develops plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo: Report

    11/30/2017 7:47:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/2017 | by Melissa Quinn
    The White House has mapped out a plan in which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is replaced in the next few weeks with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, according to a report. Senior administration officials told the New York Times Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., would then take over for Pompeo as director of the CIA. Cotton has indicated he would take the post if President Trump offered it to him, the officials said. However, it’s unknown whether the president has approved the transition plan. A spokesperson for Cotton said the senator’s “focus is on serving Arkansans in the Senate.” The...
  • Trump's chief of staff and national security advisor may quit soon over tensions with him

    02/22/2018 7:35:03 PM PST · by NRx · 70 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | 02-22-2018 | Staff
    Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Advisor and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. They have also convinced Trump of the importance of international alliances, particularly NATO, which he has criticized as not equally sharing its burdens with the United States. However, all the officials were quick to add...
  • Opinion: President Trump must dump John Kelly in what's become a no-win situation

    02/14/2018 11:24:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    CNBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Jake Novak
    The Rob Porter domestic abuse scandal is more than just another bout of bad publicity for the White House. It's an actual dilemma that leaves President Donald Trump with no great options, only differing levels of bad choices. But every sensible choice includes chief of staff John Kelly leaving the White House. The key is what Kelly knew about the evidence of Porter's domestic abuse record, when he knew it, and what he did about it when he did know it. That leaves Kelly stepping down quietly and the president not commenting about it as the least bad scenario. It's...
  • Principles, Schminciples - Lynch Mobs Are Cool If They Derail Trump

    02/12/2018 5:07:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    The last couple months of success for Donald Trump’s administration have the liberals and their Fredocon buddies in a panic. It’s blocking their return to power. General John Kelly came into the White House as Chief of Staff and provided the much needed discipline that helped translate the President’s vision into the most conservative run of achievements since Ronald Reagan. And that has to be stopped.Kelly has to go, and to do that they have to change the subject. So, why not lie about this Gold Star father and military hero and try to use his own honor as...
  • John Kelly’s credibility is at risk after defending aide accused of domestic violence

    02/10/2018 11:45:34 AM PST · by DOC44 · 72 replies
    After the White House staff secretary was accused of domestic violence by both of his ex-wives, Kelly publicly defended Porter as “a man of true integrity and honor,” adding, “I can’t say enough good things about him.” Privately, Kelly reportedly urged him to stay in his job. Kelly’s actions left his critics — as well as some West Wing subordinates — questioning how much credibility he has left.
  • White House aide Rob Porter's exit moved up, amid questions over handling of abuse claims

    02/08/2018 10:17:13 AM PST · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08FEB18 | Serafin Gómez, Judson Berger
    "These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago...I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign,” Porter said in a statement provided by the White House...Fox News also has learned that Hicks was involved in drafting the initial response to the first DailyMail.com report.
  • FOX NEWS....whats up?

    02/08/2018 9:26:12 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 67 replies
    <p>Fox News is going all in on the Rob Porter story...even trying to muddy John Kelly's name in with this...</p>
  • CNN Targets Hope Hicks

    02/09/2018 1:12:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there’s a news story effervescing out there that just has the Drive-Bys so excited they can’t see straight because they think they have found a Republican version of Harvey Weinstein, and he just happens to work in the White House. You familiar with this story, Mr. Snerdley? This is the guy from yesterday who had abused his ex-wives who have now gone public with photos and details and evidence and how he has now been fired. And nobody knew the guy was there. He’s a secretary. He’s been called Trump’s right-hand man all of a sudden. And he’s...
  • CNN Jumps to Conclusions After Trump Wishes Rob Porter Well

    02/09/2018 2:23:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump offered his well wishes to his now former staff secretary Rob Porter following his resignation in the wake of domestic violence allegations from his two ex-wives. Trump commended his "hard work" while he served in the White House and said he hopes he was a wonderful career ahead of him.He also reminded the press that Porter has said he's innocent.Aware of the president's remarks, CNN jumped to the following conclusion during its breaking news report. quite the CNN chyron right now pic.twitter.com/08pG0D4wpJ— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 9, 2018 It's unclear whether it was mentioned in this Wolf Blitzer...
  • Report: Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly Expressing Willingness to Resign Over Rob Porter Scandal

    02/09/2018 2:19:14 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 9, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is willing to resign and expressed his willingness to President Donald Trump, according to a report from ABC News. Breitbart News has confirmed the news from sources with direct knowledge of the situation. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley denied that Kelly has offered his resignation.
  • MSNBC’s O’Donnell Trashes Kelly as ‘Worst’ Chief of Staff Ever; ‘Full of Hatred’ Like Trump

    02/07/2018 7:41:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 7, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Reacting late Tuesday to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comments about illegal immigrants and the DACA program, MSNBC’s The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell lashed out at Kelly as “the worst White House chief of staff in history” and someone who’s undoubtedly “full of hatred” like President Trump.  Upon hearing the soundbite of Kelly knocking illegals who didn’t apply for DACA status, an enraged O’Donnell screeched that “John Kelly works for the laziest President in history who might very well be the laziest federal worker in history” while the retired Marine General “is the worst White House chief...
  • Kushner Ally Rob Porter Resigns from White House amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

    02/07/2018 12:13:27 PM PST · by be-baw · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2018 | Ben Kew
    White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter has resigned amid allegations that he abused two of his ex-wives. The Daily Mail reported on domestic abuse allegations on Wednesday from two of Porter’s ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, who shared stories and photo evidence of repeated physical abuse. According to Axios, Porter had been urged by some White House staff including Gen. John Kelly to “stay and fight” for his position. Porter, the Daily Mail previously reported, is currently in a relationship with White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and was a close ally of Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
  • WSJ Columnist: Would Democrats Fight This Hard To Kill A Memo About A Republican Abusing Wiretaps?

    02/02/2018 10:22:27 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/2/2018 | Matt Vespa
    The release of the FISA memo is upon us. The four-page document Democrats have maligned as an attempt to undermine the FBI and the Russia investigation alleges egregious abuses, some of which are said to echo that of the KGB. It’s sparked a war between the Department of Justice/FBI and Congress. The White House is now involved, as they’re supportive of releasing the memo. The vote to declassify was held by the House Intelligence Committee on Monday. It passed on a party-line vote. It then undergoes a five-day period in which the president can either support its release or block...
  • Rosenstein Asked Trump to Obstruct Nunes Investigation, Trump Refused

    01/31/2018 3:32:31 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    The Idiots at CNN ^ | 1/31/2018 | Pamela Brown, Evan Perez and Laura Jarrett,
    ...Rosenstein made his pitch in the December [2017] meeting with the President, asking for White House backing as the Justice Department sought to deny access to sensitive documents demanded by Nunes, who has spent months pursuing claims of surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department against the Trump campaign. There was no decision by the President at the meeting, the sources told CNN. White House chief of staff John Kelly later notified the Justice Department that the President would not help block access to the documents.