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White House officials ‘convinced they may be victims of deep state conspiracy’

Donald Trump has called the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history”.

But according to some in the White House, it’s something even worse: a conspiracy.

Top White House aides – including Mr Trump’s trusted adviser Steve Bannon –  are increasingly worried that the so-called “deep state” is conspiring to bring the presidency down, sources tell Politico.


In the weeks after Mr Trump dismissed former FBI Director James Comey, the White House was hit with a series of damaging leaks, from Mr Trump alleged disclosure of highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, to his son-in-law’s reported attempt to set up back-channel communications with Russia.

The number of leaks coming from inside the government, sources say, have advisers concerned that someone is out to get them.


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