From: "Fritze, John"
Date: December 8, 2018 at 1:26:26 PM EST
Subject: in-town pool #2 // more remarks
More remarks from South Lawn:
“John Kelly will be leaving – I don’t know if I can say ‘retiring.’ But, he’s a great guy. John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. We’ll be announcing who will be taking John’s place…I’ll be announcing that over the next day or two. But, John will be leaving at the end of the year. He’s been with me almost two years now...John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year, at the end of the year.”
Earlier, Trump described Mark Milley as a “great gentleman and a great patriot.”
On Mueller: “On the Mueller situation, we’re very happy with what we are reading because there was no collusion whatsoever. The last thing I want is help from Russia on a campaign. You should ask Hillary Clinton about Russia.”
Trump described it as a “very one-sided situation but I think it’s all turning around very nicely.”
Marine One was wheels up at 118 p.m.
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