HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Kelly increasingly isolat...

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:37 AM

Kelly increasingly isolated as Porter scandal rages on

The chief of staff has been left to shoulder the blame over the failure to remove the former staff secretary, who held only an interim security clearance.

By ELIANA JOHNSON 02/13/2018 05:00 AM EST

Turbulence in this West Wing is typically generated by President Donald Trump, but for the past week, it’s been chief of staff John Kelly—the man brought in to be a steadying hand—who’s inspiring what one White House official described as a crisis of confidence.

While the president often makes a hash of the truth, aides took Kelly’s word at face value until they were confronted with zigzagging accounts of the events leading up to former staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation—and Kelly’s role in them.

In the hours immediately after the Daily Mail published a photograph of Porter’s first ex-wife with a black eye, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders hastily arranged an off-the-record meeting in the West Wing with Porter and four reporters: the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey, Axios’ Jonathan Swan, and the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Bender. In that meeting, which hasn’t previously been reported, Porter relayed his version of events and fielded questions from the group.

Kelly told staff two days later that once he’d been briefed on allegations of abuse against Porter by his two ex-wives, “he was gone 40 minutes later.”

more
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/13/kelly-porters-scandal-white-house-407242

4 replies, 382 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Kelly increasingly isolated as Porter scandal rages on (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 13 OP
gordianot Feb 13 #1
GWC58 Feb 13 #2
HipChick Feb 13 #3
Fred Sanders Feb 13 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:49 AM

1. For some reason the lyrics of Jumpin Jack Flash comes to mind regarding Kelly.

Eventually Kelly will be removed to where he belongs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:50 AM

2. In any other White House this would have been

“Nipped in the bud.” Whats it been now, a week? We’re still talking about it. Of course in any other administration Porter would not be there and Kelly would’ve been gone. Not this White House, though.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to GWC58 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:56 AM

3. This WH is more like romper room..

It really should not be compared to other administrations...the dysfunctionality and ineptness..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 AM

4. Men of honor would resign. Franken proved only one party has such men of honor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread