Get FREE tickets to the 10/21 Travel Show - use code TSFWP at checkout

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Video of Frederica Wilson's speech to FBI shows John Kelly mischaracterized her remarks

Video of Frederica Wilson's speech to FBI shows John Kelly mischaracterized her remarks

The White House is defending President Donald Trump's chief of staff after the aide mischaracterized remarks of a Democratic congresswoman who has assailed Trump's condolence call to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger.

John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Thursday as an "empty barrel," saying she had delivered a speech at an FBI field office dedication in which she "talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building."

Video of the speech obtained by South Florida's Sun-Sentinel shows Wilson never mentioned the building's funding but did recount her efforts to name the building after two special...

70°