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John Kelly

  1. the white house
    How John Kelly Failed to Tame the West WingWhat Trump’s new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is walking into.
  2. white house
    The Search for Trump’s Next Chief of Staff Is Getting AbsurdNewt Gingrich is visiting the White House and Jose Canseco has submitted his résumé.
  3. the national interest
    Trump Boasts at Least 10 Americans Willing to Take Job As His Chief of StaffDouble figures! Well, low double figures.
  4. white house
    Trump Could Use Chief of Staff Appointment to Declare Total War on His EnemiesA top staffer like Mark Meadows would be confirmation that Trump’s strategy to defend against political and legal threats is maximum polarization.
  5. politics
    Remembering John Kelly’s Obvious Misery at His JobAmid reports that the chief of staff may soon be resigning, a look back at his facepalms and more.
  6. world view
    Unlawful, Alarming John Kelly Order Allows Use of Force by Troops at BorderThere is no such thing as a “Cabinet order,” and the White House chief of staff has no authority to command anyone except White House employees.
  7. turnover
    Report: Trump Is Desperate to Get Rid of DHS Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKansas’s Kris Kobach is among those who could replace her.
  8. nevertheless she persisted
    How Long Until This Elizabeth Warren Insult Becomes a Piece of Wall Décor?“Impolite arrogant woman” is already being printed on T-shirts.
  9. the white house
    My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Trump, Pence, Pompeo, and KellyThe president really wanted to convince me that he isn’t going to fire his chief of staff, John Kelly. He didn’t — but, wow…
  10. white house drama
    Omarosa Has Incriminating Video, Texts and Emails, Says a Source Close to HerShe was offered a high-paying position to stay “positive” about the president.
  11. Omarosa Secretly Recorded John Kelly Firing HerWho could have predicted that a notoriously volatile reality-show contestant wouldn’t go quietly?
  12. Glutton for Punishment John Kelly Promises Trump to Stay on Through 2020Some say he’s as miserable as he looks, while others think he’s defying Trump by refusing to quit, but either way, John Kelly’s endurance is weird.
  13. WH: John Kelly Wasn’t Cringing at Trump, He Was Grumpy About BreakfastThe White House Chief of Staff is not very skilled at hiding his displeasure.
  14. Nick Ayers and Mick Mulvaney Said to Be Trump’s Top Picks to Replace John KellyDespite reports that Trump would prefer to be his own chief of staff when Kelly finally makes his exit.
  15. John Kelly Doesn’t Care Enough to Save Trump From HimselfThe chief of staff seems indifferent to the president’s fate, and while he’d like to shield protégée Kirstjen Nielsen, he’s failed.
  16. Leaks Suggest White House Plan to Purge Leakers Won’t Go As PlannedAccording to the latest White House leak, John Kelly now claims an aide’s quip about John McCain dying was a factual statement, not a joke.
  17. DHS Secretary Nielsen is Not MAGA Enough for Trump’s White HouseApparently minding her own business in 2016 makes Nielsen a member of Never Trump.
  18. John Kelly: Undocumented ‘Don’t Have the Skills’ to Assimilate Into U.S“They’re overwhelmingly rural people. In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm.”
  19. lady things
    OMG John Kelly Reportedly Said Women Are Too Emotional?!I am so upset!
  20. Report: Kelly Calls Trump ‘Idiot,’ May Be on Way Out of White HouseOh, and he convinced the president not to pull all troops out of South Korea.
  21. rebel without a cause
    Rebellious Teen Donald Trump Keeps Sneaking His Personal Cell PhoneAll behind John Kelly’s back.
  22. the trump administration
    John Kelly Deploys Signature Facepalm at Trump MeetingOnce again, the president’s chief of staff looks thrilled to be here.
  23. Comey: John Kelly Called Trump ‘Dishonorable’ for Firing MeThe boss isn’t going to like this.
  24. Trump Sort of Goes to Bat for John Kelly After Negative ReportBut he didn’t say actually anything nice about his chief of staff.
  25. Report: Kelly Blew Up at Trump in Oval Office, May Have Threatened to QuitSuddenly, he’s relatable again.
  26. drama
    Angry Teen Donald Trump Is Sick of John Kelly Telling Him NoSo he’s reportedly decided “to simply not tell Kelly things at all.”
  27. Trump Staffers Are Freaking Out Even More Than Usual Right NowMore tales from the court of the Mad King.
  28. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Beseeches John Kelly to Spank Donald Trump With a MagazineAs a rolled-up magazine goes, so goes the nation.
  29. White House Says VA Secretary Shulkin Is Safe … for NowDavid Shulkin has been at war with the White House and political appointees the White House sent to him. You might call him “pre-fired.”
  30. Ben Carson Might Be Next on Trump’s Chopping BlockThe president is reportedly considering parting ways with his Housing Secretary, and multiple other high-ranking administration officials.
  31. the national interest
    John Kelly Probably Shouldn’t Buy Any Green BananasTrump apparently doesn’t want to have any chief of staff at all.
  32. white house drama
    What Do Jared and Ivanka Do All Day?Chief of Staff John Kelly would reportedly like to know.
  33. family matters
    President Trump May Be Secretly Undermining Jared and Ivanka, TooHe reportedly asked his chief of staff to help push them out of the White House — a smart (yet bizarre) move.
  34. ‘Trade Wars Are Good.’ Business Is Scared of Trump for the First Time.Trump has wandered off the reservation before, but this time he might not come back.
  35. President Trump May Be Secretly Undermining Jared and Ivanka, TooHe reportedly asked his chief of staff to help push them out of the White House — a smart (yet bizarre) move.
  36. Report: H.R. McMaster to Be Fired — at Kelly and Mattis’s BehestThe White House is preparing to oust its national security adviser and replace him with an executive from Ford Motor Company, according to NBC News.
  37. John Kelly: Leaving DHS to Work in Trump’s White House Was Punishment From GodOnce Trump hears about this, Kelly may not be there much longer.
  38. A Brief Guide to Every 5-Alarm Fire Currently Engulfing the White HouseKushner is at war with Kelly. The world is at war with Kushner. The president is gunning for “Mr. Magoo.” A war over a trade war. Hope is lost.
  39. Jared Kushner’s White House Security Clearance DowngradedThis is going to make that Middle East peace push extra difficult.
  40. political drama
    How White House Officials Felt About Ivanka Trump’s Trip to the Olympics“This isn’t like going to Italy. The stakes are far higher and more complex.”
  41. Trump Reluctant to Overrule FBI, Give Kushner Security ClearanceThe president wants to give Kushner permanent access to state secrets (over the FBI’s objections), but he doesn’t want the bad press that would ensue.
  42. Kushner Still Has Security Clearance, Despite Additional Reported IssuesThe Justice Department warned the White House that significant issues remain unsettled regarding Kushner’s background.
  43. Kushner Fights to Keep Access to Top Secret InfoTrump’s son-in-law can’t seem to pass an FBI background check. Now, John Kelly is poised to revoke his interim security clearance.
  44. Report: Kushner Requests More Intel Than Any Non-NSC Employee at White HouseThe president’s son-in-law has been undergoing an FBI background check for 13 months.
  45. white house
    Kelly Orders Changes to Security Clearance Process at White HouseUnder the new policy, many staff members could have their access to classified information revoked as of next Friday.
  46. It’s Time for John Kelly to GoThe White House chief of staff’s handling of the Rob Porter fiasco is making the Scaramucci interregnum look like a golden age.
  47. the national interest
    White House Update: Everybody Continues to Lie to Everybody About EverythingWe can’t trust the president, nor can his aides, nor can they trust one another.
  48. The FBI Just Foiled John Kelly’s Cover-upThe Bureau reveals it completed Rob Porter’s background check months ago — and that the White House knew about the abuse allegations last summer.
  49. Kellyanne Conway Says Trump Has Full Confidence in John KellyBut others are offering differing accounts of what Kelly knew about Rob Porter and when he knew it.
  50. John Kelly Told Trump He’s Willing to Resign: ReportThe president is considering replacing the current chief of staff with the chairman of the far-right Freedom Caucus, Mark Meadows.
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