Sanders – Firing Scaramucci CLEANED Slate, EVERYONE Reports To KELLY

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In the post-Scaramucci press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked by Fox News’ John Roberts, “Was it something about the chain of command or did it have anything to do with that interview that Scaramucci did last week?”

She replied, “Look, the President certainly felt that Anthony’s comments were inappropriate for a person in that position and he didn’t want to burden General Kelly also with that line of succession. As I think we’ve made clear a few times over the course of the last couple of days to several of you individually, General Kelly has the full authority to operate within the White House and all staff will report to him.”

Roberts clarifies that the line of succession she was referring to was the direct reporting by Scaramucci to the President. He notes comments by the Kushners that they “look forward to following General Kelly’s lead,” asking “When it comes to the people who have access to the President, will that conduit be narrowed down now, will everything flow through Kelly or will some things still flow around the chief of staff’s office?”

Sanders reiterated, “As I just said, the President’s given full authority to General Kelly and he’ll make those determinations.” Asked by another reporter if that includes Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon, she again replies that “General Kelly has the full authority to carry out business as he sees fit.”

Clearly those decision are being left up to Kelly, who may make some exceptions if he deems it to be appropriate, at his own discretion. President Trump has already been accomplishing quite a bit, even with the distractions of his open door policy.

Trump’s recognition of the shortcomings of such broad and random access is likely playing into this decision as well. We may well be amazed at the amount of productivity that will be coming out of a properly managed Trump White House, one where interruptions and distractions are minimized, there is a zero tolerance policy for leaks, and more of a distinction is made between family members and conducting the people’s business.



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8 Comments on Sanders – Firing Scaramucci CLEANED Slate, EVERYONE Reports To KELLY

  1. Good for President Trump and General Kelly! Hopefully no more leaks but, if there is, lay it out in black and white that all leakers and whomever receives any or all stolen information or documents, of any kind, will both be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! Good luck, General Kelly!

  2. Kelleigh Nelson // August 1, 2017 at 8:45 am // Reply

    Rick, I’m not happy with this, especially if it’s true that Kelly actually called Comey when he was fired by Trump and told him that he thought what Trump did was a rotten way to fire him. Remember, Comey was out of town and that was a good way to take everything in his office. Secondly, Kelly allegedly told Comey that he almost resigned because of Comey’s firing. Well then, if any of this is true, Trump has just fired the big toothed junkyard dog and allowed another false friend into the inner circle. I’m sickened. We’ll have to wait and see, but the only General he’s hired that I liked was General Michael T. Flynn, and in quick order he fired him, by listening to establishment insider Pence.

    Why doesn’t he take a while to think about these things before he acts

    • yeah, Kelleigh, but did they take any of his contents of his office during that time when he (comey) was in LA? Seems not, hopefully they’re not that stupid but haven’t seen any indication – all of this seems like people, aside from scaramucci, are following a script and not acting instinctively, normally. that was the best time to fire comey, it’s done all the time, that’s why coups happen, like with erdogan, while the leader is out of the country. Don’t get too sick, you can’t shoot straight if you can’t focus.

      • Kelleigh Nelson // August 1, 2017 at 9:40 am // Reply

        Sorry on this one, not buying the whole thing. You can’t allow people you hire to tell you who to fire or they won’t work for you.

        • I think you might have misunderstood me kelleigh, I was actually agreeing with you that the normal action would have been to fire him while he’s out of town if you suspect you need to prevent access and don’t want to escort the individual. Afterwards the normal response would have been to secure the goods and take appropriate action against the internal perp – but as for being told someone won’t work for you if you fire someone, i’ve been counselled out of firing people before and I’ve had people try and fail. If anyone at any time wanted to stand with the fired employee, if they were that stupid, they’d have been welcome to do so. They have a right to their principles and also a right to be unemployed. Bottom line he still fired comey so unless I’m missing something it never became an issue.

          • Kelleigh Nelson // August 1, 2017 at 10:20 am //

            Oh boy, I was mixing two things. I’m glad that Comey was fired when out of town so they could clean his office without him getting things out first.

            Secondly, what I meant was, if I was the boss, and I offered someone a job, I don’t think I’d be too pleased when the person I offered the job to told me I had to fire someone else I’d just hired in order for the person to take the job. That smells, who is the boss?

            Sorry I misunderstood, that can be a problem with comments from time to time.

          • yep, I do it too

    • Again, I agree. It seems no one is doing their job and everyone is playing politics-for-power. Their shenanigans always come back to Trump’s desk, as though he doesn’t have enough to contend with. Why so much distraction?

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