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John Kelly Reportedly Has Quit Trying to Control Trump, Even if it Results in POTUS Being Impeached

John Kelly is completely over it.

That’s according to a new report out Monday night. In a shocking anecdote from a story published by Politico, the White House chief of staff has quit trying to influence President Donald Trump and is allowing the president to indulge his every whim — even if that should result in his getting impeached.

From the report:

Kelly’s status in the White House has changed in recent months, and he and the president are now seen as barely tolerating one another. According to four people close to Kelly, the former Marine general has largely yielded his role as the enforcer in the West Wing as his relationship with Trump has soured. While Kelly himself once believed he stood between Trump and chaos, he has told at least one person close to him that he may as well let the president do what he wants, even if it leads to impeachment – at least this chapter of American history would come to a close.

After that anecdote gained traction on Twitter, Politico’s Eliana Johnson — who co-authored the piece — added some context.

“FWIW, it wasn’t a joke, according to my source, who said his attitude is let the shit hit the fan, make Corey [Lewandowski] chief of staff, instruct Cabinet secretaries to do things that are illegal — so be it,” Johnson tweeted.

Read the full Politico report here.

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