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John McCain Is Out at the White House

07 June, 2018, 04:38 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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Conway said it is up to Sadler if she wants to remain in the administration, possibly in a Cabinet agency role.

Conway declined to say why Sadler left her job in the White House, which was first reported on Tuesday. Sadler reportedly said that McCain's stance "doesn't matter" since he's "dying anyway".

But instead of a mass exodus, people are expected to leave one by one or in small groups as the White House tries to avoid a spate of negative headlines, or the impression that it's firing people for allegedly leaking information without any tangible evidence.

The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

The White House released a statement about Sadler.




Under normal circumstances one would expect the White House to quickly fire an aide who mocked a senator battling brain cancer, but that's not what happened.

Reports about the comment sparked a torrent of criticism and a White House public response that focused on those who leaked the comments and resisted apologizing or addressing the content of Sadler's remark.

Sadler, a special assistant to the president, compiled and distributed talking points to administration allies, CNN reported. McCain has frequently been a target of Trump, who still occasionally derides him privately, according to aides.

"Look, I can tell you there are a couple of bad actors", Sanders said, then focused on leaking as "some of the most shameful behavior that you could ever engage in".

"She is no longer working at the White House", he said.

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