Just days after the office of the FBI’s independent prosecutor on the Russiagate investigation named Jared Kushner a ‘person of interest’, rumors have started to circulate about the future of Trump’s inner circle.
The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that a major staff shakeup in imminent in order to do damage control over the president’s tanking poll numbers and the increased talk of impeachment.
Though numerous intelligence officials and attorneys have argued it’s much ado about nothing, the political blood is already in the water.
And the future of the White House could look very different, very soon.
Here’s more from Newsmax…
President Donald Trump is considering making some major changes to his White House team as the Russia story continues to dominate the news and poses a threat to his presidency, according to a new report.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump has spent much of his free time on his current overseas trip strategizing how best to deal with the Russia investigation when he returns to Washington. He has meetings scheduled for next week that will begin to address the issue.
Citing several officials within the administration, the Journal reports that options include changing up the communications team, meeting with outside lawyers to put together a legal response to the Russia claims, holding fewer White House press conferences, and even vetting Trump’s tweets before he posts them.
“Everything is in play,” a Trump adviser told the Journal.
Trump has come under fire for months amid allegations that his campaign colluded with the Russians to help get him elected. More recently, his decision to fire FBI director James Comey and then meet with two Russian officials in the Oval Office the next day raised even more eyebrows. Critics accused Trump of trying to squash the Russia investigation by sacking Comey.
“He’s 100 percent focused on this,” a White House official told the Journal.
There have also been rumors that Trump may bring back two of his former campaign officials, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to help manage crisis communications.