President Trump returned to a more formal White House last week following renovations and the purge of controversial figures who proved to be too toxic for the administration to function. That process didn't really start until Gen. John Kelly became the President's new Chief Of Staff after the former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, had been fired. Kelly empowered national security adviser H.R. McMaster to fire some of Steven Bannon's loyalists on his first day while Kelly fired one President Trump's, Anthony Scaramucci.

Policymaking process failed under Priebus

Since then, Gen. Kelly has moved forward to purge others from the White House, including the head extremist of the West Wing, the same Steve Bannon. It was reported that last week, Kelly started putting in place a policymaking process that had been used by previous administrations but was largely ignored by Trump's White House under Priebus. According to a report by Politico titled: "Kelly moves to control the information Trump sees", Priebus did try to systemize the policymaking process, but was too busy doing damage control for the unhinged president and as a result, he slacked.

Policy documents will be vetted by Kelly before it's seen by Trump

Politico states that Kelly will make sure that he, White House staff secretary Rob Porter and Kelly's deputy, Kristjen Nielson will be in charge of vetting everything before the President sees it.

It's commonly known that Kelly is said to be a force of stability. A former Marine who knows how to take charge which brought up the question, how much control would the new chief of staff have over the President? At the time, it was reported that there was some resistance to the idea that he would be able to control Trump.

But much of that criticism came from the extremists who have lost influence.

At the same time, Kelly acknowledged that he would have very little control and would only be able to control whatever influence the President. This is certainly related to the fact that Trump's Twitter finger is on a hair-trigger, as he generally uses the platform to attack others and taking on political damage. It's the very least the Kelly would be able to do.

Rerouting the President's agenda

Kelly reportedly issued two memos last week which detailed the policymaking process to cabinet and White House officials. The new rules apply to external policy documents, internal policy memos, agency reports and news articles. Aside from Twitter, Kelly also told staff on his first day that he would no longer allow aides to be a part of anything they do not specialize in.

He also said that no one was to push their own agendas on the President and instead, wants the goal to be that they serve the President and his own agenda. Again, this would hardly be a problem anymore as Kelly has proven he can crack down on troublemakers, the most recent purge being Sebastian Gorka.

It's also noted that there will be a decision memo to accompany the vetted information that goes to the President, which will provide options for the President to review. It's been reported that the President gave Kelly the okay to streamline the process, but it's still unknown just how restrained President Trump will feel with the new process.