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Trump denies that John Kelly warned about impeachment

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Photo: AFP Contributor / Contributor/Getty Images

Ex-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Saturday at a Washington Examiner panel discussion that before he left his position last year, he cautioned President Trump not to hire "a yes man" as his replacement or he'd risk impeachment.

What they're saying: Trump responded to Kelly's comments later on Saturday, saying: "John Kelly never said that, he never said anything like that. If he would have said that I would have thrown him out of office. He just wants to come back into the action like everybody else does," per CNN.

John Kelly joins board of company that houses undocumented migrant children

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
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Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly joined the board of Caliburn International, an organization known to operate shelters for unaccompanied migrant children, reports CBS News.

The backdrop: Prior to jumping into the Trump administration in January 2017, Kelly sat on the board of advisors for DC Capital Partners, now the owner of Caliburn. During Kelly's tenure in Trump's White House — first as Secretary of Homeland Security and later as chief of staff — the administration implemented aggressive new immigration enforcement measures. Caliburn International — which owns Comprehensive Health Services, the only private company operating such shelters, per CBS — counts Florida's Homestead facility among its locations, has successfully sidestepped inspections by state child welfare regulators.