President Trump is reportedly furious with Kelly over his handling of the Rob Porter Scandal
According to this: Rumors have begun swirling around the fate of John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who has found himself at the center of a firestorm in recent days amid allegations that a top Trump administration staffer had abused his ex-wives.
Kelly expressed to Trump on Friday that he was willing to resign over the ordeal, sources close to Trump told ABC News. The New York Times also reported that Kelly told West Wing officials that he was willing to resign.
It’s unclear whether Trump will ask for his resignation. Sources familiar with the situation told ABC they didn’t believe Kelly’s departure was imminent.
Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, resigned on Wednesday after news outlets published his ex-wives’ allegations. But the scandal continued to build after news surfaced that Kelly and others in the White House knew for months about the accusations — and built up Porter’s role within the West Wing anyway.
Kelly issued a statement after the allegations were first published by the Daily Mail on Tuesday, vehemently praising Porter as a “man of true integrity and honor.” Trump is reportedly furious with Kelly over his handling of the issue.