For his part, General Kelly told it like he sees it with no fluff, the Marine way. He discussed a number of points with Ingraham, but I was particularly interested in his thoughts on the Special Counsel and the White House view on the indictments as well as the whole story, much of which is openly avoided. He also spoke of American history and the relationship that our Civil War has, and should have, with that history.
With regard to the Special Counsel, Kelly said that he knew of no plans to shut down the prosecution effort, that a decision was made to let it run its course and that he was confident that the President had no involvement and the charges thus far issued made that clear. The White House does feel that the indictments are nothing more than a witch hunt since, in the case of Manafort and his associate Gates the charges are based on prior to Trump events. With regard to George Papandopoulos, he noted that the young man was a volunteer, had only attended one White House meeting and had very limited involvement or access within the Administration. He knew little of the man who has been charged with only one count, lyiing to the FBI.
Concerning the bigger picture, Kelly said he's becoming more and more in favor of another Special Counsel being appointed since the Uranium One issue and the Democratic funding of the evolving GPS Fusion Russian scandal deserves a serious review. It is clearly the major issue with regards to Russian and American ties and these two actions involving the Democrats are certainly more serious with significant evidence already coming out.
Finally, the Chief of Staff spoke of American history and the Civil War. He said basically that history is history and it should not be changed to meet the whims of those who are trying to sully America. The statues should be maintained and the removal of the plaque at Christ Church in Alexandria of George Washington, an early vestryman at the church, is a travesty to a great man. This tragic war which came because the country became divided beyond repair politically is an example of why we need real history so that it will never be lost. I think there was probably a thought in his head about how today we see some of the same division although he didn't state that. It's just my hunch.
As she always does, Ingraham carried out her duties professionally and honestly and, as such, it is a welcome addition to nighttime current affairs TV. I congratulate her on her new show and am thankful that she had General Kelly to be the first major guest to help christen it. He was a most worthy choice.
Laura Ingraham is a fighter for what she believes in and a smart and diligent worker at her trade. I am sure the show will only get better and better over time and that will be a great addition to supporting Conservatism and its truth in America. Talk on, Laura, talk on.