President Trump is allegedly considering a major shakeup of his staff in the White house and brings back a top campaign strategists about his frustrations with what he sees as his team’s inability to contain the crisis, the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.
Expanding team of lawyers and experienced public relations experts are recruited, the Associated Press reported on Sunday, as new revelations surface about Moscow disruption and possible improper handling of the trump campaign, and employees. The disclosure followed trump during his first trip abroad since taking office, and they threaten to overwhelm and sets the agenda for his young presidency.
The latest reports have taken aim at the Trump-son-in-law and top-Advisor to Jared Kushner. Kushner is allegedly spoken with Russia’s Ambassador to the United States on the establishment of a back-channel-communication via network with Moscow during the presidential transition.
Trump came not directly to defend, and Kushner, but decried what he called “the fake news media” in a series of tweets, the earlier on Sunday. He focused heavily on leaks — both those from the White house and an intelligence leak put the blame on the Americans, what this week’s deadly bomb attack on a concert in England.
The back channel was meant to connect with Michael Flynn, reported later, Trump’s first national security adviser, with the Russian military leaders, the AP. Flynn was fired in February said the officials, he nuts Vice President Mike Pence, if he and the Ambassador had discussed the US sanctions against Russia in a telephone conversation.
While overseas, Trump is a long-standing lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, joined a to help still-forming legal team, the President of the shoulder is the intensification of investigations in Russian interference in the election and his staff on the potential participation. More lawyers added to be expected with deep experience in Washington investigations, together with the crisis communications experts, to help the White house in the coming weeks.
“You need to quarantine this stuff, and put the investigation in a separate communication operation,” said Jack Quinn, served as White House counsel for President Bill Clinton.
Trump believed that he was confronted more of a communication issue than a legal one, in spite of the intensification of the requests, a person familiar with his thinking told the AP.
As he is considering changes, Trump has maintained, brings in his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and former Deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, formally back into the fold. Both Lewandowski and Bossie discussed the perspective of the President before his trip, told to a person who calls.
As a possible shakeup looms, Trump other issues has to deal with on the home front. Apart from the Russia-investigation, the President has yet to draw an official decision from the Paris climate agreement to defend while all, his budget plan and hope that his health care bill will find support in the Senate.
Trump also has to decide soon on a Pentagon recommendation to add more U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, as well as increase the gain for the beleaguered Afghan military.
While taxes have taken a back seat in recent weeks, Trump tweeted on Sunday: “The massive tax cuts/ REFORM, I have presented, moves along in the process very good actually ahead of schedule. Great benefits for all!”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.