Scaramucci Defends Kelly Sadler After White House Aide's Exit Over McCain Comment

Posted June 08, 2018

The aide, Kelly Sadler, said during a discussion on McCain's opposition to Central Intelligence Agency director nominee Gina Haspel that his vote didn't matter because he's "dying" anyway.

Kelly Sadler, the White House aide who mocked U.S. Sen. John McCain, would still be welcome to work a different job in the Trump administration.

Sadler made headlines when her comments about McCain's opposition to then-CIA director nominee Gina Haspel's confirmation during an internal meeting leaked.

But is Sadler leaving the White House because of her remark? She would go on to serve in the administration for nearly a month until her recent departure, according to CNN.

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"There were lawyers in her office this afternoon", CNN senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny told Wolf Blitzer.

It is unclear if Sadler's exit was a result of her comments about the Arizona senator, which were made during a White House internal staff meeting and subsequently leaked almost a month ago.

In a statement, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said: "Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President".

Meanwhile, Sadler made a phone call to McCain's daughter Meghan to personally apologize.

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Sadler's comment spurred an intensive effort inside the West Wing to seek out leakers. The White House never disputed the comments.

The Trump administration declined to publicly apologise and Trump demanded a crackdown on whoever leaked the story to the media.

Sadler was responsible for compiling and distributing talking points to allies of the Trump administration.

"I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too", she derisively said to her staff, according to people familiar with the meeting, in comments first reported by Axios.

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