Kelly under fire but Trump stands by him -— for now
White House chief of staff John Kelly, facing a growing swell of internal strife, attempted Wednesday to bring a spiraling crisis under control even as morale has plummeted among West Wing aides who feel misled and leaderless.
Furious at leaks depicting him as a liar, Kelly planned to directly confront the issue during a morning staff meeting, people familiar with the matter said. Later, officials said the regular Wednesday staff meeting did not take place because Kelly was meeting with senators, but he had individual conversations with people in the West Wing in hopes of restoring confidence. Kelly was expected to s...
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