‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations
The White House has been thrown into chaos after days of growing revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a qualified lawyer representing the Russian government while the president ignites his enemies and his elders agree to the suspicion, According to White House officials and outside advisers.
President Trump – who was hidden from view of the public since his return last week an international division summit – was enraged by the fact that Russia’s cloud continues to cling to his presidency and is outraged that his eldest son and homonymous care They did not talk to him this week.
Disclosure Trump Jr. met a Russian lawyer, saying he was going to get incriminating information about Hillary Clinton as part of the Kremlin’s efforts to push his father’s candidacy canceled the administration’s wobble program and shaken the senior management team.
Even Trump Jr. supporters who believe he hit himself no private legal repercussions recognized Tuesday that history is a public relations disaster – for him as well as for the White House.
An outside ally called it a “Category 5 hurricane,” while an outside advisor said that the CNN graphical connections between the Trump team and the Russians viewed it as the plot of Netflix’s fictional “Card House” series.
Even Vice President Pence tried to get away from the controversy, his spokesman noting that the Trump Jr. meeting was held before Pence will join the ticket.
Inside the White House, where internal struggles often seem a fundamental cultural value, three consecutive days of revelations in the New York Times about Trump Jr.
Inspired by a new series of accusations and recriminations, with advisors speculating privately that, within Trump’s orbit, they may have damaging information about the president’s son.
This portrait of Trump’s White House siege relies on interviews on Tuesday with more than a dozen west wing officers, outside consultants, friends and associates of the president and his family, many of whom spoke in the clutches of anonymity .
The composition of the inner Trump circle is the subject of internal debate as always. Ivanka Trump, daughter of the President and Senior Counselor; Jared Kushner, her husband and another counselor; And First Lady Melania Trump prayed privately with the president to shake his team – notably replacing Reince Priebus as White House staff chief, according to two senior White House officials and a close ally of the White House.
The three family members are particularly concerned about the steady flow of unauthorized leaks to journalists who attacked the administration for almost six months since President Trump was based, sensitive information on the national security of the embarrassing details of the operation Internal of the White House, authorities said Ont.
Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for the first woman, said: “Of course, the first woman is worried about the leaks of her husband’s administration, just like all Americans should be and then offered. On many things, Trump does not weigh on the west wing staff. ”
Lindsay Walters, deputy secretary of the White House, disputed reports about the position of Priebus. “These sources have been wrong about Reince, and they are still bad today,” he said.
After this story first published, Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman said in a statement on behalf of Kushner and Ivanka Trump: “Jared and Ivanka are focused on working with the team and Reince to advance the president’s agenda And not in