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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:37 PM

Sources: Chief of Staff John Kelly expressed to President Trump willingness to resign

Source: ABC News




By JONATHAN KARL and CECILIA VEGA JOHN SANTUCCI
Feb 9, 2018, 4:09 PM ET

President Donald Trump, furious over the handling of domestic abuse allegations involving one of his closest aides, has spoken to confidantes about the possibility of replacing embattled Chief of Staff John Kelly, sources close to the president tell ABC News.

One confidante — longtime friend and former executive chairman of his inaugural committee, Tom Barrack — was approached to gauge his interest in the chief of staff position, a source familiar with the matter told ABC News. Barrack said he won’t take the job, the source said.

Kelly has made clear to the president in the last 24 hours that he's willing to resign in light of the president's dissatisfaction over the West Wing's handling of the allegations against former Staff Secretary Rob Porter, according to sources who have spoken with Trump and Kelly.

While Kelly’s fate is in question, sources familiar with the matter said they did not believe his departure is imminent. Kelly was seen working in the West Wing on Friday, leading his daily senior staff meeting and joining Trump in the Oval Office during an afternoon photo op.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sources-chief-staff-john-kelly-expressed-president-trump/story?id=52970133

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Reply Sources: Chief of Staff John Kelly expressed to President Trump willingness to resign (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 9 OP
janterry Feb 9 #1
bronxiteforever Feb 9 #4
Leghorn21 Feb 9 #6
NCjack Feb 9 #13
Leghorn21 Feb 9 #15
bucolic_frolic Feb 9 #2
PJMcK Feb 9 #5
PJMcK Feb 9 #3
FakeNoose Feb 9 #11
matt819 Feb 9 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 9 #20
Ninga Feb 9 #8
Angry Dragon Feb 9 #10
Ninga Feb 9 #12
Docreed2003 Feb 9 #9
HopeAgain Feb 9 #14
Leghorn21 Feb 9 #17
magicarpet Feb 9 #16
keithbvadu2 Feb 9 #18
The Mouth Feb 9 #19
Upstate One Feb 9 #21
CountAllVotes Feb 10 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:41 PM

1. And who will replace him?

Giuliani??

I'd rather Kelly stay and Trump resign.

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:43 PM

4. CNN reporting Mulvaney as a strong candidate

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:46 PM

6. Spicer, Omarosa, Priebus, Mooch, Bannon, Gorka, Flynn, Gates, Manafort, George

Papadopous - they’re all totally available right about now!

Oh, and the CDC woman who bought stocks in cigarettes, she’s free as well!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:54 PM

13. Push back. Pick OJ Simpson. nt

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Response to NCjack (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:14 PM

15. Wait, I forgot CARTER fuckin PAGE - okay, Co-Chiefs it is: OJ and Page! Problem solved! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:42 PM

2. Do not offer

Just do it, you can be the first domino

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:44 PM

5. Strangely, I think there's a weird protocol for this

I think you have to essentially ask permission to resign. The president can accept or refuse.

But perhaps that's just the traditional etiquette.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:43 PM

3. Willingness?!

He's probably begging Trump to let him leave!

Wouldn't you?

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:52 PM

11. I agree - it sounds like he's TRYING to get fired

Nobody in their right mind wants to work at the White House any more.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:48 PM

7. What a fucking coward

A willingness to resign?

Fuck that.

How about, "I fucked up. I resign. Bye." Or even, "I resign. Bye."

Better yet, "I can no longer sell my soul to the devil. I have compromised my morals more times than I care to recount, including the evil I perpetrated at DHS. I resign. Bye."

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Response to matt819 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:21 PM

20. morals? who dat?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:48 PM

8. Everyday. Sometimes there are many everydays in one day. Kelly stays Kelly goes

does it really matter which morally bankrupt person replaces him?

Every fucking day. Exhausting.

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Response to Ninga (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:51 PM

10. Exhausting..............yes it is

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:53 PM

12. Never ever seen anything like this.......history will not treat this time kindly. Nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:49 PM

9. Kelly is toast...wonder what fresh chaos will descend on the West Wing

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:02 PM

14. Something doesn't ring true here to me

This does not sound like the kind of thing that would make Trump "furious." Especially since the press is portraying this as more a reflection on Kelly than on Trump. I don't think Mr. Pussy Grabber would care as long as he doesn't look bad personally. Plus, Trump only stressed that Porter is saying he was innocent when they asked the President about it.

Maybe Kelly is falling on the sword to avoid Trump getting drug back into the #metoo narrative? I don't know, I just don't think this sounds like Trump or that the narrative rings true.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:20 PM

17. But remember, Hope, dumbass was already irritated with Kelly recently:

“White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of the hard-line immigration policies President Trump advocated during the campaign were

“uninformed,”

that the United States will never construct a wall along its entire southern border and that Mexico will never pay for it, according to people familiar with the meeting.”

That didn’t sit well with the Sunkist Stalin, so that would likely be factoring in here as well

Plus the princess Ivanka hates Kelly, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:19 PM

16. Add some spice and Tang to the West Wing....

.... "The Mooch" - (Scaramucci)

24hrs a day 7 days a week - flames, fireworks, missiles launched, and maybe even nuclear war on two theaters.

Never a dull moment if "Da Mooch" was the Chief of Staff.

If tr-dump is going down - excitement, flames and glory should be his final game plan.

Can America take any money of this horrific clown show ?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:27 PM

18. Eric Trump

Kelly would be so proud to announce what a good job his successor, Eric, would do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:35 PM

19. Never trust unnamed sources.

almost every time I have, I've ended up looking foolish.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:15 PM

21. Trump himself should resign

He's as bad as Kelly.

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Response to Upstate One (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 10:46 PM

22. No kidding!

Hey Welcome to the Democratic Underground Upstate One!!



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