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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 02:29 AM

John Kellys credibility is at risk after defending aide accused of #domesticviolence

Kelly has long been in the stinking Trump sewer!

John Kelly’s credibility is at risk after defending aide accused of domestic violence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/john-kellys-credibility-is-at-risk-after-defending-aide-accused-of-domestic-violence/2018/02/08/e8e1ff06-0ccf-11e8-8890-372e2047c935_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_kelly-debrief-110pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.2a2d4c476591


By Philip Rucker February 8 at 12:32 PM Email the author

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly first found his credibility being challenged in October when he leveraged his standing as a retired four-star Marine Corps general who had lost a son on the battlefield to try to contain a political crisis over President Trump’s calls to the families of fallen soldiers.

His reputation took another hit when he later refused to apologize for falsely attacking a Democratic congresswoman. And another when he called Confederate general Robert E. Lee “honorable” and blamed the Civil War on a lack of compromise. And yet another when early this week he said some immigrants known as “dreamers” were “too lazy to get off their asses.”

Then came the Rob Porter saga.

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 and 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.

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Ex-wife of White House aide alleges emotional and physical abuse

Rob Porter's ex-wife Jennie Willoughby told The Post in an interview that the White House aide was abusive during their marriage. (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post)

“To have a chief of staff defend the integrity of a person who’s been credibly accused of being a wife beater is just stunning . . . and unconscionable,” said Peter Wehner, who has served in the three previous Republican administrations and opposes Trump. “What he’s done as chief of staff doesn’t undo what he did as a heroic war figure, but it diminishes him as a person, and that’s regrettable.”


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The perception of Kelly as above politics has been critical to his success in the West Wing. Publicly, he has come to Trump’s aid at moments of crisis, while privately he has been used to kill or put a positive spin on damaging news stories.

But the cruel irony for Kelly may be that the very credibility that makes him a singular asset in this White House has become irreparably damaged by his work in it. Some senior aides acknowledge this administration has a serious credibility problem, in part because of the president’s erratic nature and propensity to utter falsehoods.


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In October, as part of his defense of Trump’s engagement with Gold Star parents, Kelly lectured journalists on morality. “When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country,” he said. “Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor.”.............................

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Reply John Kellys credibility is at risk after defending aide accused of #domesticviolence (Original post)
riversedge Feb 2018 OP
The_Casual_Observer Feb 2018 #1
John Fante Feb 2018 #2
JI7 Feb 2018 #3
Marcuse Feb 2018 #4
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BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #6
dalton99a Feb 2018 #7
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 02:39 AM

1. Just look at the shitass. He has a vague stare into space

He is a stupid man elevated by the military process of rewarding the the biggest assholes they have.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 03:01 AM

2. His credibility is at risk of what?

Shrinking from the size of an atom to the size of a subatomic particle? This "voice of reason" revealed his true self months ago.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 03:49 AM

3. he lost his credibility long time ago . fucking old bigoted asshole

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:22 AM

4. There appears to be a pattern.

http://www.militarycorruption.com/tomko2.htm

"The charges include three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three more of taking indecent liberties, and one of cruelty to children. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. This is a man who was so admired in the Corps that when he faced his trouble two years ago, four active duty and retired general officers testified as to his "high character." One of them was someone our readers will immediately know - the former C. O. of the U.S. Southern Command. He is also President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly.."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 05:34 AM

5. His credibility is not a risk...

It’s gone. Along with trumps and the rest of his administration.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 09:54 AM

6. So is Hope Hicks yet no one is saying it due to her

personal relationship with a known abuser. She AND Kelly wrote the statement defending him while knowing about the FBI findings about Porter. This was a national security issue, not a personal one.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:12 PM

7. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 10:22 PM

8. LOL

 

he lost credibility some time ago

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