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.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) May 26, 2017
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.