Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Kelly: Trump 'embarrassed' by Russian Federation probe

Kelly: Trump 'embarrassed' by Russian Federation probe

"It's not that things were a disaster that first six months, but I believe they could have been better", he explained.

Kelly, also told NPR that, despite "times of great frustration", he doesn't regret leaving his former post as secretary of homeland security and joining the White House.

Kelly didn't call it a 'witch hunt, ' as President Donald Trump does repeatedly, but he did say that after months of investigation there's 'nothing there.' His comments followed Vice President Mike Pence urging the ongoing investigation come to an end.

One particular former government official told the AP that Kelly individually termed Trump "a idiot" previous year, which Kelly refused as "complete BS".

During the interview airing on Thursday's "Morning Edition", Kelly also cast doubt on what special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe into Russian election meddling could turn up. "They don't integrate well, they don't have skills", Kelly said.

They're not bad people.

He did not name his predecessor, Reince Priebus, but said he wishes he had been in the role sooner. He added that he sympathized with their reasons for attempting to come to the U.S. but that he believed they wouldn't "easily assimilate into the United States". "But the laws are the laws".

The new policy has garnered backlash from critics who say that criminally prosecuting 100% of illegal border-crossing cases, as the Trump administration has vowed to do, will require children to be taken away from their detained parents.

"It would be a tough deterrent. He consistently stinks", Kelly stated. The Department of Homeland Security has also ended TPS for almost 200,000 Salvadorans, 50,000 Haitians, and 9,000 Nepalis, according to the Washington Post.

"For the ones that have been here for shorter periods of time, the whatever it was that gave them TPS status in the first place, if that is solved back in their home countries they should go home", he said. "Fix the problem. Or as I said in some remarks just shut up and let us do our job", he said bluntly.

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