Aide who dismissed McCain could resurface in administration

Aide who dismissed McCain could resurface in administration

Aide who dismissed McCain could resurface in administration

During an internal meeting last month, White House aide Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain's objection to President Donald Trump's pick for Central Intelligence Agency director by saying it "doesn't matter, he's dying anyway", a source familiar with the meeting told Reuters.

"Someone had it out for Kelly Sadler", Scaramucci, who served as the White House communications director for less than two weeks last summer, told CNN's Chris Cuomo. John McCain's health - leading critics, including some Republicans, to demand her firing - is no longer working in the West Wing, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

McCain, 81, had indicated he opposed the nomination of now CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel over her role in enhanced interrogation techniques under president George W. Bush. But the White House has refused to apologize for her comments, prolonging the controversy.

"Kelly Sadler is a world-class person who made a flippant off-hand remark in private", Scaramucci tweeted.

Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain after the insensitive remark, but it did not go over well with Senator's daughter.

The White House did not say whether Sadler had been fired or left the job voluntarily.

And, though she apologized, she remained on the staff for almost a month before departing. The White House never disputed the comments.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders mid-last month would not publicly apologize either, and instead attacked the leakers. The report stated during a meeting, Trump asked Sadler who she thought was responsible for the leaks and she mentioned Schlapp's name.

"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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