Breitbart news uncovered something that almost everyone missed yesterday. In a report from the New York Times, they said that Trump officialsÂ fear their colleagues in The White House may be wearing a wire.
Article from Breitbart:
Sundayâ€™sÂ New York TimesÂ report on the conversation of two loose-lipped presidential lawyers also cited concerns among administration officials that their co-workers are wearing wires for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
â€œThe uncertainty has grown to the point that White House officials privately express fear that colleagues may be wearing a wire to surreptitiously record conversations for Mr. Mueller,â€ TheÂ Timesâ€˜ Peter Baker and Kenneth Vogel wrote Sunday, referencing the increasing tension between factions of the White House legal team.
Ty Cobb, one the attorneys VogelÂ overheard loudly discussing Muellerâ€™s investigationÂ at Washington, DCâ€™s BLTSteak restaurant, is, according to theÂ Times, locked in a dispute with White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II over the extent of material that should be turned over to the Special Counselâ€™s Office.
Special Counsel Muellerâ€™s investigation, ostensibly limited to possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, hasÂ reportedly veered into such far-reaching categoriesÂ as Donald Trumpâ€™s financial dealings years before his announcement for president, adding to the intensity of this dispute.
As Baker and Vogel put it, â€œTension between the two comes as life in the White House is shadowed by the investigation. Not only do Mr. Trump, Mr. Kushner and Mr. McGahn all have lawyers, but so do other senior officials.â€
Another dimension of complexity comes from White House adviser and President Trumpâ€™s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has retained his own legal team in response to Muellerâ€™s probe. Kushner has the most extensive ties with Russia of any current senior White House official. TheÂ New York TimesÂ reported in JulyÂ that ex-Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz, then-head of the presidentâ€™s personal legal team, saw Kushner as â€œan obstacle.â€ Tensions reportedly got so bad that some on the legal team wereÂ calling for Kushnerâ€™s ouster.
Cobbâ€™s overheard comments suggested that an unnamed lawyer who was behind â€œsome of these earlier leaksâ€ was among those seeking to â€œpush Jared out.â€
This is beyond ridiculous. What we currentlyÂ have is a special counsel who might be bugging membersÂ of The White House. The report doesn’t talk about how deep or which members but even one memberÂ of The White House staff is too many. Â Robert Muller has no businessÂ listening in on Trump or anyone in his administration. Muller is running an investigation that is undermining our Democracy and it must come to an end.