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The Trump Aide Who Said John McCain Is "Dying Anyway" Is Out At The White House

"It doesn't matter," she told a group of staffers last month about McCain's opposition to a Trump nominee. "He's dying anyway."

Last updated on June 5, 2018, at 8:52 p.m. ET

Posted on June 5, 2018, at 6:20 p.m. ET

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Special assistant to President Donald Trump Kelly Sadler.

Kelly Sadler, the White House aide who joked that Sen. John McCain's opposition to President Trump's nominee for CIA director didn't matter because "he's dying anyway" no longer works in the administration, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

The circumstances, or reasons, surrounding Sadler's departure from the White House were not immediately clear. The New York Times reported Tuesday evening Sadler's departure came after an ongoing feud with another staffer, and not because of her comment about the Arizona senator.

“Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President," Raj Shah, a White House deputy press secretary, said in a statement.

Last month, Sadler joked during a closed-door meeting with about two dozen staffers about McCain's brain cancer.

"It doesn't matter," Sadler reportedly said, referring to McCain's opposition to Gina Haspel, who had been nominated to head the CIA. "He's dying anyway."

The White House at the time did not deny Sadler made the comment and did not condemn the remark.

The Times, however, reported Sadler left her position due to tensions with Mercedes Schlapp, the administration's strategic communications director.

According to the report, Sadler had told Trump that Schlapp had been leaking information to reporters, and that the two "were unable to be in the same room together."

White House officials did not respond to questions regarding why Sadler left the administration.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.