Tuesday began with the White House in total chaos over reports that President Donald Trump had spilled sensitive intelligence to the Russians on the morning after he fired FBI Director James Comey over what he later admitted was the investigation into Russian ties to the Trump campaign. This was not what administration officials wanted to be talking about in the days before the president’s first big overseas trip. In the middle of the crisis, they had to hold a previously scheduled meeting and press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Shortly after that, Israel’s media reported that it had been that nation’s intelligence that Trump had shared with Russia without permission, justifying Israeli officials’ earlier fears that he would do exactly that.
Yes, it was that kind of day.
Every Democratic official’s hair was was on fire and even the Republicans on the Hill were starting to smoke a little bit around the ears. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who goes along with every Trump outrage, even roused himself to declare that he wished there was less drama coming from the White House. Read full post