Nikki Haley: Top aides ‘told ex-UN envoy to undermine Trump’

In a new book, Ms Haley says then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told her to resist some of Mr Trump’s demands.

They reportedly told her they were “trying to save the country”.

There was no immediate comment from Mr Tillerson. Mr Kelly said he had wanted the president to be fully informed.

“If by ‘resistance’ and ‘stalling’ she means putting a staff process in place… to ensure [Mr Trump] knew all the pros and cons of what policy decision he might be contemplating so he could make an informed decision, then guilty as charged,” Mr Kelly told US broadcaster CBS.

The former ambassador said she disagreed with the president over his handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Helsinki in 2017.

In the interview with CBS, she also criticised House Democrats’ moves to impeach the president, saying that impeachment is “like the death penalty for public officials”.

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