Gen. John Kelly, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, said that he believes that President Donald Trump is "embarrassed" by the probe into Russian election meddling.
"Certainly the president is, you know, somewhat embarrassed, frankly. When world leaders come in … you walk in and you know the first couple of minutes of every conversation might revolve around that kind of thing," Kelly said in an interview with NPR.
The chief of staff said he believed the probe would find nothing related to Trump.
"Something that has gone on this long without any real meat on the bone, it suggests to me that there is nothing there, relative to our president," Kelly told NPR.
Kelly responded, "No," when asked if he ever considered exiting the job.
His only regret is that he did not come into the job sooner, Kelly said.
"In retrospect, I wish I had been here from Day 1 … in some cases, in terms of staffing, or serving the president, that first six months was pretty chaotic and there were some people hired that maybe shouldn’t have," Kelly said.
"The White House was less organized than our president deserved," Kelly added.
"There’s times of great frustration, mostly because of the stories I read about myself or others that I think the world of, which is just about everybody who works at the complex and wonder whether it’s worth it to be subjected to that," the chief of staff said.
At the end of April, Kelly rejected claims that he had called Trump an idiot, calling those reports "total BS."
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