Conway: Aide who insulted McCain could get another administration job

Conway: Aide who insulted McCain could get another administration job
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Kelly Sadler, the aide who was ousted from the White House after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPence, Pompeo urged Trump to clarify Russia remarks: report GOP lawmaker renews call for Trump to release tax returns after Putin summit House conservatives criticize media, not Trump, for Putin furor MORE (R-Ariz.), has other job opportunities in the Trump administration, according to top adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWatchdog: First lady spokeswoman may have violated Hatch Act with ‘MAGA’ tweet Bartender cursed at Stephen Miller as he picked up takeout sushi: Washington Post Conway retweets vice president fan account criticizing CNN reporter MORE

“It’s my understanding that Ms. Sadler is eligible for some of these positions,” Conway told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. 

Conway said it is up to Sadler if she wants to remain in the administration, possibly in a Cabinet agency role. 

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The White House counselor refused to state why Sadler was pushed out of her White House job. 

The White House announced the move nearly a month after Sadler said in an internal meeting that McCain’s opposition to now-CIA Director Gina Haspel's nomination did not matter because “he’s dying anyway,” remarks that were first reported by The Hill

Several media outlets have reported that Sadler was axed because she accused her supervisor, strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp, of leaking during an Oval Office meeting with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE

The White House never publicly apologized for Sadler’s comments, instead focusing on how the remarks were leaked to the press.

West Wing aides said they were carrying out a hunt for leakers and taking other steps to stop unauthorized disclosures, such as reducing the size of communications staff meetings and even pushing people off the team. 

Conway said more moves could be made “in the near future.”