From The Washington Post:
Kelly also said he believed he could have prevented the current impeachment inquiry against Trump if he had stayed in the job.
Tell it like it is. Twitler doesn’t need or have a chiefs of staff, he has babysitters, and they are doing a shitty job.
His candid remarks, made during an interview at a political conference hosted by the Washington Examiner, suggests he blames acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and others in the West Wing for not doing more to stop Trump’s behavior.
[…] Saturday, in a statement to CNN, Trump denied that such a conversation took place and said if Kelly had, he would have “thrown him out of the office.”
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham elaborated on that with another statement to CNN.
“I worked with John Kelly,” Grisham said. “and he was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great President.”
The White House confirmed both of the statements to HuffPost.
Kelly also said that the current administration doesn’t have a proper system to prevent Trump from being vulnerable to impeachment probes.
“The system that should be in place, clearly — the system of advising, bringing in experts in, having these discussions with the president so he can make an informed decision — that clearly is not in place. And I feel bad that I left,” The New York Times quoted Kelly as saying at the event.