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  • White House Denies Report Kelly Is Leaving

    06/29/2018 7:43:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The White House is denying a report that Chief of Staff John Kelly is planning to step down this summer. “I spoke to the president who refuted this article. He said it is absolutely not true and that it is fake news,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told reporters. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the president has been speaking with his advisers about who could possibly replace Kelly. Two names that have surfaced as frontrunners are Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, and Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget....
  • Donald Trump describes Enda Kenny as his ‘new friend’ ("Prime minister" of Ireland)

    03/16/2017 12:02:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | March 16, 2017
    US president Donald Trump described Taoiseach Enda Kenny as his “new friend” and a “great guy” as the two attended the annual Speaker’s Lunch in the US Capitol to mark St Patrick’s Day. Mr Trump said the bond between Ireland and the US during his presidency is “going to be closer than ever before”. “The people of Ireland and the people of the United States have stuck together through good times and bad times,” he said. “Over many centuries we have built a bond that thrives, inspires and endures. And with us, it’s going to be closer than ever before,...
  • Sen. Mark Warner calls DOJ intelligence briefing a 'farce'

    05/24/2018 5:40:32 PM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24th, 2018 | By Jeff Mordock
    Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Thursday a meeting between a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders and intelligence and law enforcement officials is a “farce” because the disclosure of classified information should be limited to the so-called “Gang of Eight” — a collection of Senate and House leaders who traditionally receive the briefings on sensitive intelligence matters. Two intelligence briefings are scheduled for Thursday afternoon to discuss the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It is said to include details about an FBI informant who contacted members of the...
  • President Trump Meets With DAG Rosenstein, FBI Director Wray and DNI Dan Coats to Establish White

    05/21/2018 5:27:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    President Trump, Chief-of-Staff John Kelly and White House Counsel Don McGahn met with DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats today to discuss the revelations of former FBI, DOJ and intelligence officials conducting politically motivated surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2015, 2016 and 2017. After the meeting the White House released the following statement: “Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigations or the Department of...
  • Report: Trump, Rosenstein, Wray Meet at White House over 2016 Spying (post mtg statement)

    05/21/2018 2:05:42 PM PDT · by abb · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    UPDATE: After the meeting, the White House said the Justice Department Inspector General has officially been asked to expand his probe into the FBI’s counterintelligence operation against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. A statement reads: “Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign. It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with...
  • Trump charges John Kelly with getting Russia probe documents to Congress

    05/21/2018 2:16:33 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2018
    President Trump left a Monday meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with an agreement on future steps to facilitate the release of Russia-probe documents to Congress. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the men "agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.” House intelligence commitee Republicans led by chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., have sought unsuccessfully to see certain documents on the FBI's probe of possible Trump...
  • John Kelly: Illegal immigrants don't have skills, can't 'integrate' well into modern US society

    05/11/2018 1:46:48 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 11, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    White House chief of staff John Kelly said in an interview set to air Saturday that the majority of people who enter the U.S. illegally do not “assimilate” easily into modern American society. “The vast majority of the people that move illegally into the United States are not bad people … but they’re also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society,” Kelly told NPR.
  • John Kelly refutes report he called Trump ‘idiot’: ‘He and I both know this story is total BS’

    04/30/2018 2:57:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    White House chief of staff John F. Kelly hit back at a media report Monday that accused him of calling President Trump an “idiot.” “I spend more time with the president than anyone else and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship,” Mr. Kelly said in a statement. “He always knows where I stand and he and I both know this story is total BS.” NBC News, citing current and former White House officials, reported that Mr. Kelly has referred to the president as an “idiot” multiple times and views himself as the savior of the country.
  • 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.