Ex-Clinton aide on Kelly: 'Don't be distracted by the uniform'
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A former aide to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE ripped White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, a retired four-star general, for his statements about President Trump's treatment of Gold Star families, urging readers not to be "distracted" by Kelly's military rank.

In a series of tweets, former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon attacked Kelly for his tenure in the Trump administration, including his previous position as Homeland Security secretary.


"Before Kelly was Chief of Staff, he was the DHS secretary defending Trump's travel ban and overseeing mass deportations," Fallon wrote Thursday. "Kelly isnt just an enabler of Trump. He's a believer in him. That makes him as odious as the rest."

"Don't be distracted by the uniform," Fallon added.

Fallon's remarks came minutes after Kelly blasted a Democratic congresswoman for listening in on a conversation between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.

Kelly, whose own son was killed while serving in Afghanistan, sharply criticized Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonAssault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress Democratic rep reconsiders wearing trademark hats because of 'racists who taunt me' Overnight Defense: US shoots down Iranian drone | Pentagon sending 500 more troops to Saudi Arabia | Trump mulls Turkey sanctions | Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract MORE (D-Fla.) at a surprise White House press room appearance for her negative description of the call. Wilson, along with Johnson's mother, said Trump's words were disrespectful.

“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. I would have thought that was sacred,” Kelly said Thursday.

“[Trump] expressed his condolences in the best way that he could,” he added.