A retired general who served with John Kelly in Iraq condemned the White House chief of staff for his handling of the domestic abuse scandal involving top White House official Rob Porter.
According to CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, the former unnamed general said “I don’t recognize Kelly.”
“I don’t get it. As a former commander, he should know to distance himself from someone accused of something like this until the facts are published,” the retired general added.
A retired general who served with COS Kelly in Iraq: "I don’t recognize Kelly." On Kelly's handling of Porter, "I don’t get it. As a former commander, he should know to distance himself from someone accused of something like this until the facts are published.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 8, 2018
Porter left his post at the White House on Wednesday after the allegations were reported. The White House denied the allegations.
“These outrageous allegations are simply false,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read from a statement. “I took the [black eye] photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described.”