According to Fox News, two advisors to President Donald Trump said that when he returns from his trip overseas, a “war room” to attack his critics will be formed. Two people rumored to head such an apparatus? David Bossie and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
The advisors intimated that a decision has not yet been made as to whether the two men would join the administration or lead the charge from outside the administration.
The primary issues Trump wants to address are leakers in the federal government and the fallout from the various Russia investigations led by Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
One advisor warned, “It’s all hands on deck,” while the other threatened, “There are going to be some changes” to the president’s staff.
Rather than the reduction in staff that has been rumored, one advisor countered, “It is about bolstering and adding on to the staff.”
Meanwhile. Axios quoted one Trump ally asserting, “The White House is embracing the fight, which is going to last as long as Donald Trump is president. We’re getting street fighters ready to go.” Axios added, “Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon broke off from the trip and returned early, in part to quarterback planning. Numerous officials are involved. There was extra urgency because fired FBI Director Jim Comey had been expected to testify on the Hill next week. But that has been postponed so he can first meet privately with special counsel Robert Mueller.”
Mark Kasowitz is leading the legal team focusing on the investigations. One adviser said Kasowitz is “ready to rumble” with the President’s critics.
Lewandowski told Tucker Carlson on Fox News, “My loyalty is to the president and the agenda he ran on. If I can help the president do that, of course.”