Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president believed that his recent off-color remarks to The New Yorker were "inappropriate, adding that Scaramucci will not have a position in the administration". Other than rolling back some Obama regulations on behalf of special interests, the only bill of significance that has passed is the Russian Federation sanctions bill that the White House opposed.
While the president reportedly made New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fetch his McDonald's order and called on former chief of staff Reince Priebus to kill an insect in the Oval Office, those kinds of menial tasks won't fly with Kelly. It was reported that Scaramucci came in as part of a White House shake-up, with the Associated Press reporting that people familiar with staff changes said the outgoing Sean Spicer considered Scaramucci lacked the qualifications for the top communications job, and quit in protest. "That's how he will be successful". That sort of leak is an annoyance to the White House, not a reason to move to DEFCON 1.
"All staff will report to [Kelly]", Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing. In early March, Bharara was one of 46 United States attorneys originally appointed by President Barack Obama who were asked to resign.
And in a comment that drew consternation from even some Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Scaramucci slammed White House strategist Steve Bannon, a longtime Trump adviser, for what Scaramucci considered was trying to build his own brand from the White House.
Mr Trump had insisted earlier on Monday that there was "no chaos" in his White House despite an array of resignations over the last two weeks. One wonders how many dumb ideas and mistakes (e.g., firing James Comey, meeting with a Russian banker, failing to disclose his Russian meetings, mucking around in Qatar policy) Kushner in particular can rack up before the chattering class stops fawning over the first son-in-law and Kelly suggests Kushner go back to his NY business (which remains a source of conflicts of interest) full-time.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that she hopes Kelly can "be effective", and "begin some very serious negotiation with the North and stop this program". "And in doing so, the president and his new chief of staff will decide what the right organizational structure and protocols are".
Though Sean Spicer quit in a dramatic fashion nearly two weeks ago over the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci, he had still been present in the West Wing on a near daily basis under the pretext of assisting in the communications department's transition.
"We can't stand for that", Flake said. All West Wing staff will report to him, she said.
Lost in a wave of high-drama ousts, two other figures have bowed out of the Trump administration: former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh and former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub. And I will continue to do that.
When former campaign chairman Paul Manafort tried to convince Republicans that Trump was different in private than his public persona, the president balked at suggestions he was going to pivot away from the tough talk and counter-punching that earned him his base's praise.
"Every president needs a son of a b****, and I'm Nixon's", Haldeman once said.
Flake took his own party to task as well as Democrats, blaming both in a new book for the political gridlock that led to Trump's presidency and its current chaos. He was able to take out one of the big players in the White House.
President Clinton, meanwhile, had a much more nonhierarchical system with a weak chief of staff at first, Nelson wrote, with his wife, Hillary, as the de facto chief of staff. Appointing John Kelly to be his chief of staff may be his best.
It was an early indication that Kelly, a decorated retired Marine general who served three tours in Iraq, is not afraid to stand up to his commander-in-chief.
Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions has done everything in his power to prove he is still loyal to the head diva in charge, Trump still did confessionals and Twitter threads hinting that he wants him gone.
You can kiss The Mooch goodbye, but the real problem remains at the White House.