Kelly’s fingerprints are firmly on this new outreach to Democratic congressional leaders, with Kelly convincing Trump that he could be seen as trying to rise above the partisan gridlock of Washington. It was a sales pitch Trump accepted, aides say, in part because of his anger at the Republican-controlled Congress.
“This wouldn’t have happened without Kelly,” a White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid violating Kelly’s biggest pet peeve: talking to reporters…
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, a Trump aide who received Secret Service protection starting in January, no longer has the constant security, sources tell CNN.
The move is part of a broader review — initiated, in part, by Kelly — of who really needs protection in the White House, sources said. Part of the review is aimed at helping an operation that has been stretched thin by the demands of Trump’s sprawling family.