White House aide who said McCain is 'dying' still working

White House aide dismissed McCain's views because 'he's dying anyway' – report

On Thursday, reports emerged that a White House communications official, Kelly Sadler, had made a dark joke at a meeting in which McCain's opposition to a Central Intelligence Agency directorship nomination by President Donald Trump was discussed.

The White House on Friday declined to condemn comments made by a special assistant to President Donald Trump dismissing Sen.

At yesterday's meeting of the White House communications team - in the wake of a leak from the prior meeting of a callous remark about John McCain's brain cancer - a visibly upset and furious Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the group: "I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too".

However, on "The View" Friday, McCain questioned how Sadler still had her job. Some colleagues said afterward that they were unhappy she made the remark, and the White House issued a written statement Thursday expressing respect for Mr. McCain.

And she offered no words of regret over the remark or sympathy for Mr. McCain, a Republican senator and two-time presidential candidate who is battling brain cancer at his Arizona ranch.

Fox News cut ties with retired military general Tom McInerney, who said torture worked on "Songbird" John McCain when he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

She did not respond to requests for comment Thursday evening or Friday. He left Washington in December and few expect him to return. John McCain's health by a communications staffer.

"My father's legacy is going to be talked about for hundreds and hundreds of years", she added. "I like people that weren't captured".

Haspel faced grilling Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role overseeing some CIA operations after the September 11 attacks.

"Certainly there is not a tone set here", Sanders said. It's unclear how many people total attended the meeting (six, perhaps?), but given this White House's history of rampant, unchecked blabbing to reporters, it's easy to understand Sanders's mood of indignant resignation.

As for the president, he and McCain have had a troubled relationship.

McCain said that while he understands the urgency that drove the decision to resort to the so-called enhanced interrogation methods to keep the nation safe, it is also important that the methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency "must be as right and just as the values we aspire to live up to and promote in the world".

"My dad's about character and bipartisanship and something greater than yourself, and believing in this country and believing in the fact that we as Americans can still come together", she said.

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