John F. Kelly

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.

Behind Trump's decision to oust his Secret Service chief

irector of the US Secret Service Randolph Alles speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice
Director of the U.S. Secret Service Randolph "Tex" Alles. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynold/ AFP via Getty Images

The White House announced Monday that U.S. Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles would soon be leaving his post, a move that "shocked" USSS agents, according to a secret service official, but didn't come as a surprise to staffers inside the West Wing.

Behind the scenes: Randolph "Tex" Alles, who had no Secret Service experience when appointed by President Trump in April 2017, was brought on to fix an agency with a lot of problems. He was selected at the personal urging of then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, despite others cautioning Trump against it, a senior administration official told Axios.