Friday, 17 August, 2018

White House aide who joked about John McCain's ill health is out

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Faye Gross | 07 June, 2018, 04:42

A White House communications aide who drew criticism for reportedly joking about Senator John McCain's cancer has left her role, an official says.

- White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in the statement.

Last month, Sadler reportedly said McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency wouldn't matter because the senator was dying. He did not chastise Sadler for her remarks about McCain, White House aides said.

The aide, Kelly Sadler, had made the misguided remark, reportedly intended as a joke, almost a month ago.

The White House refused to condemn her remark, brushing it off as a joke.

Kelly Sadler's comments about the Arizona Republican, who has been at home fighting brain cancer, sparked a weeks-long saga after they were made public last month.

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Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana , called it quits past year after giving birth to a baby boy in January. Apparently, the nanny was very scared of Al Mana's behavior as he was allegedly aggressive.


Sadler could not immediately be reached for comment.

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.

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

Sadler apologized to the lawmaker's daughter Meghan McCain, but did not apologize publicly. Sadler angered one of her remaining allies in the West Wing, communications staffer Mercedes Schlapp, when she told Trump in the Oval Office that she believed Schlapp was responsible for some of the leaks - as Schlapp was looking on. And it's not clear what other steps are planned to curtail the leaks.

The White House then cut down the size of communications meetings, aides said.

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