West Wing Leaks Turn Into Flood

After appointment of special prosecutor, White House staffers gripe to media about the boss

With the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor for the so-called Russian investigation late on Wednesday afternoon, a fresh wave of leaks sprang from the West Wing.

This time the theme of the leaks wasn’t the eccentricities of the new president, as we often saw in the early weeks of the new administration of President Donald Trump.

Instead, it was a new kind of fear the president could not be managed, and that the end was nigh for many staffers, if not the president himself.

With a special prosecutor now ready to question even junior staffers about their knowledge of Russian hacking, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and more, The Washington Post didn’t have much problem coming up with a new Thursday headline on the alleged chaos inside the White House: “The worst job in Washington right now: Working for Trump.”

The Post’s sources were Trump staffers and supposed allies….continue reading

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