If you have been following the news over the last 72 hours, then you are likely aware of the chaos that’s emanating throughout the White House and spewing out all over America and its closest allies.
While the 117 days since Trump’s inauguration seem to have all been chaotic, this week, by far, is the most tumultuous. Starting with the revelation that the President likely divulged highly classified information provided by Israel to a hostile foreign power, Russia, the news has only gotten worse from their. Yesterday the New York Times reported that former FBI Director James Comey had written several memos from his multiple conversations with the President. One memo allegedly explained how the President asked Comey to ‘let the Flynn investigation go,’ only a day after Flynn had resigned. Democrats, and now many Republicans, view such a memo, if it does exist, as possible obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense. Additional Comey memos also shed light on the fact that the President had asked the former director of the FBI to consider imprisoning reporters who report on classified information via leaks. This of course would be a direct violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
As you can imagine, those within the White House are doing the best they can to spin this news and try and put out the fire before it burns the whole administration down. The problem is, that just as one fire begins to die down, another one erupts, stronger than the last. Morale has gotten so bad within the White House that one senior official in the Trump administration offered quite a telling description of how he sees things right now: “I don’t see how Trump isn’t completely f*cked.”
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Daily Beast, also went on to describe the feeling in the White House as follows:
“Every time I feel like we’re getting a handle on the last Russia fiasco, a new one pops. We can’t even wrap up one Russia fiasco before we’re on to the next one.”
Other reports have indicated that yelling and cursing could be heard coming from the President and White House staff all the way in the Press Room following the Comey memos story.