Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly claims he told President Trump not to replace him with a “yes man,” because if he’d be impeached if he did. Speaking at a political event over the weekend, Kelly expressed regret about leaving the job.
Kelly also implied he might have helped Trump avoid the impeachment inquiry had he had stayed on. He claims he told the President, ‘whatever you do, don't hire a yes man, someone who won't tell you the truth.’ Of course, Trump selected Mick Mulvaney as Kelly's replacement.
What’s the President say? He’s denying it completely. And in fact, says that if Kelly did tell him that, he’d have thrown him out of the office. Trump says in a statement that Kelly just wants to come back into the action “like everybody else.” Kelly resigned on January 2nd – and has given no such indication that he wants his old job back. White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham added, “I worked with John Kelly, and he was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great President.”
Source: Washington Examiner