John Kelly considered resigning after Comey was fired

White House chief of staff John Kelly was so upset with how handled former FBI director James Comey's dismissal that he considered resigning from his post as the secretary of homeland security, it has been reported.

'John was angry and hurt by what he saw and the way (Comey) was treated,' according to one source who spoke to CNN.

Comey, who was leading the investigation into the campaign's possible ties to Russia when he was fired on May 9, received a call from Kelly and advised him not to step down, the sources said.

Nearly three months later, lauded Kelly as a 'star' and brought him in to replace Reince Priebus with the hopes the former Marine general might be able to restore order in the White House.

John Kelly, Donald Trump's new chief of staff

James Comey, former director of the FBI

White House chief of staff John Kelly (left) was so upset with how handled former FBI director James Comey's dismissal that he considered resigning (right, Comey)

Comey was speaking to a group of FBI employees in Los Angeles when he saw a TV report in the background announcing that he had been fired, according to the New York Times.

He reportedly even laughed off the report, thinking it was a prank before his staff confirmed the news.

On his flight back to Washington, Comey received a call from Kelly, who was upset with

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