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John Kelly Has Offered to Resign Over the Rob Porter Mess

Friday, February 9, 2018 15:09
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, looks on as President Donald Trump speaks with Don Bouvet in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

This comes via the Brian Ross network, so make of it what you will:

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.

Odds are that Kelly will ride this out but it is also apparent that he’s squarely in the sights of a lot of people on the right (because he’s making the White House function and thereby destroying a favorite narrative) and on the left (because he’s obviously the guy holding the line on any kind of major immigration surrender by Trump) and his loyalty to the office of the President is unquestioned.

No matter what the facts are of who knew what when in the Porter case, there is nothing in there that merits Kelly being fired and it would be a catastrophic error for Trump to get rid of him because, right now, he may be the indispensable man.

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