Following reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials on their visit here, reporters overheard a screaming match coming from the Cabinet Room of the White House.
Shortly after the news broke, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, chief White House counsel Steven Bannon, deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee and White House communications Director Michale Dubke all stepped into the room – that’s when the yelling commenced.
The yelling was so loud White House staffers turned up all the TV’s nearby in order to keep reporters from listening in on the exchange.
Trump is really making his communications staff’s job tough.
Apparently, the scream fest only produced one outcome between Trump’s team: they decided to tell the press corps that the White House would not comment on the report any further. Some meeting that was.
As far as Trump handing out highly classified information to Russia while in the Oval Office, reports are coming in that it’s far worse than what has already been reported on publicly. Maybe that’s why the White House is stalling for time, in order to get their story straight.
Not only that, but senior staff is now “hiding in their offices” according to the Daily Beast.
“Three senior administration staffers expressed bewilderment and frustration at news that Trump apparently shared highly classified information about ISIS threats against the U.S. homeland with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to Washington last week” the Beast reports.
One senior aide was quoted as saying “do not ask me about how this looks, we all know how this looks.” He then commented further about how the White House was taking the news, saying the place looked like “a morgue.”
“At this point I’m wondering if we’ll ever be able to stop talking about Russia,” a White House staffer told The Daily Beast. “It’s totally self-inflicted. Every time I feel like we’re getting a handle on the last Russia fiasco, a new one pops.”