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Opinion: President Trump must dump John Kelly in what's become a no-win situation
CNBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Jake Novak

Posted on 02/14/2018 11:24:57 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

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 still not going to look good for a White House staff that seems to be in constant chaos and flux. But the appearance of a White House organization in disarray is still preferable to what comes off as a lack of decency and tolerance for damning evidence of domestic abuse, not to mention serious security lapses.

This is indeed a real scandal for the Trump administration. Real damage has been done and more will come. But what the president does next will determine just how serious that damage will be.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; coskelly; fakenews; jakenovak; johnkelly; journalism; media; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; robporter; trumpcabinet; wishfulthinking; yeahright
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To: grania

Clinton had hundreds of people at the WH who didn’t have SC..................


41 posted on 02/14/2018 11:40:45 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Jake:


42 posted on 02/14/2018 11:42:00 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The stupid is so deep in the media that the Mariana Trench looks like Mt. Everest.


43 posted on 02/14/2018 11:42:23 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: grania

If one waits for a security clearance to be totally completed, There would be no one in the White House to work for Trump except for Obama’s people. The people had to pass an initial National Agency Check, and get an interim clearance based upon passing that, before they began to work. Even though the FBI may have completed their investigation, the clearance still has to go to the final adjudicator’s for granting of a clearance. It is that final decision that was not been apparently made at the time the ‘brew ha ha’ happened. Two months before I retired last fall, the last person I hired got her final TS clearance granted. She had been working for me for nearly two years on an interim TS based upon her initial National Agency and background check.

It is also interesting that one of Porter’s ex-wives endorsed him as qualified to work in the White House, doing his administrative job there. Rush was talking about that at the beginning of his show today.


44 posted on 02/14/2018 11:42:35 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nonsense - Kelly is probably the most respected Chief of Staff we have ever had.


45 posted on 02/14/2018 11:44:35 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: robroys woman
I listened to the 2nd wife. She said that neither she or the first wife were ever physically hit.

She went on to say how mean he was.

Now not for nothing....But wives can be real bi*****. And in some states, you have to say he's mean to get a divorce.

46 posted on 02/14/2018 11:44:48 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is indeed a real scandal for the Trump administration.

As opposed to what, all the other fake crap you people shovel out, trying to pull down Our President? Screw you. If the guy beat up his ex-wives, let them have him arrested - otherwise STFU.


47 posted on 02/14/2018 11:45:17 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

DO NOT remove kelly on unproven allegations and I want to know if these disgruntled Porter ex wives lied to the FBI? I am speculating that they were contacted in the security check FIRST THING!! I am familiar with security investigations and you go to ex spouses FIRST!! What did they say then? What does the 302 interview report show. Did they lie then or Lie recently. You dont lie to the FBI!!IT is a major felony. If the FBI failed in its responsibility to interview ex wives— heads should roll!!
But this lynch mab madness convicts without due process— WE DEMAND DUE PROCESS and vigorous confrontation of witnesses. Why were charges not filed? Were there lies told the FBI??


48 posted on 02/14/2018 11:45:32 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJTwe hav)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Opinion: President Trump must dump John Kelly in what's become a no-win situation

The left can't take down the President, so they've embarked on a strategy of destroying everyone around him. Right or wrong, they are intent on hounding Gen Kelly into resigning. Sadly, several people at Faux News seem to be leading this charge.

49 posted on 02/14/2018 11:46:45 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Strzok and Page - The very definition of SEDITION and TREASON!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I read an article yesterday that having WH staff without security clearance is not unusual, pointing out that Clinton had over a hundred without.


50 posted on 02/14/2018 11:47:37 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why? Obama never fired Lois Learner, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch or Hillary Clinton ....the list is just too long.

Gen. John Kelly Should stay!


51 posted on 02/14/2018 11:48:00 AM PST by jokemoke
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To: upbeat5

Yep, total BS. The President should state that Kelly stays.


52 posted on 02/14/2018 11:48:05 AM PST by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

President Trump is just fine Jake. Don’t worry yourself over this nonsense.


53 posted on 02/14/2018 11:49:26 AM PST by 1035rep
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

THey should tell CNBC and all the jackal networks to pound sand. This is just Blood Sport to them.


54 posted on 02/14/2018 11:49:34 AM PST by Metrobank
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To: robroys woman
Kelly’s fine. The story about Porter should be simply ignored.

Every day I get up and watch a bit of "Good Morning America" where they go on and on and on about trivial crap like Porter, and every day I yell at the Television:

"Why aren't you talking about the criminal abuse of power by the Obama administration and the acts for which much of his staff needs to be sent to Prison? Why is this important topic of abuse of power by Obama not the top story being discussed? "

The National media is a threat to our lives, and we ought to be hammering this enemy with artillery.

55 posted on 02/14/2018 11:49:46 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Mr. K

“Not knowing the sordid details of the years-ago divorces of everyone under him?”

LOL! They must think he worked at TMZ and not for the military.


56 posted on 02/14/2018 11:51:10 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: DiogenesLamp

Every day I get up and watch a bit of “Good Morning America” where they go on and on and on about trivial crap like Porter, and every day I yell at the Television:


I used to do that. It’s why I dumped television in April of 1997. It changed my life.

I only get my news from the internet, where I can actually yell at them online. It’s quite empowering and I’m a much happier person than I used to be.


57 posted on 02/14/2018 11:52:27 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
General John Kelly should resign because he supports DACA Amnesty.

Oh, wait, I forgot...

So does Trump and the rest of the GOP leadership.

Maybe Kelly should resign because he got his last two stars from Barack Obama?

58 posted on 02/14/2018 11:53:32 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: Sacajaweau

i.e. there is no story here.

This is why I like this story. This is all they have. I hope they hit it every day.


59 posted on 02/14/2018 11:53:35 AM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Umm, yes, we should all follow the dictates and sound advice of a lame arse libtard and progressive pushing news network, which btw, has lost all ability to do objective journalism.../s


60 posted on 02/14/2018 11:53:38 AM PST by cranked
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