Et tu, John Kelly?


As Donald Trump tries to move Attorney General Jeff Sessions into the now vacant position of Homeland Security chief to kill the Russia investigation, his aides claim John Kelly will install a clear chain of command in the White House.

From The Guardian

Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, Gen John Kelly, will instil discipline and a clear chain of command in the White House, senior staffers have claimed.

After a disastrous week of legislative failure and poisonous infighting culminated in the removal of chief of staff Reince Priebus and his replacement with the retired US Marine Corps general who has been leading the Department of Homeland Security, Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway said she was getting ready to obey orders.

“I will do whatever the president and our new chief ask me to do,” Conway told Fox News Sunday. “I’m always a protocol and pecking order kind of gal.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/30/trump-chief-of-staff-john-kelly-reince-priebus

A key test will be if John Kelly gets a grip on Jared Kushner, who appears to be the real power behind Trump’s throne, taking instructions.

The signs are ominous. Kelly defended Kushner for seeking a back channel to Russia outside of US government surveillance even though Trump had just been elected on an overwhelming mandate to improve relations with Russia, making secrecy unnecessary.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/28/kelly-russia-kushner-communications-238895

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