White House reportedly in a state of 'borderline chaos'
The White House has been described as being in a state of "borderline chaos," according to an inside source who spoke with Axios.
The unnamed person has also been quoted as saying by Axios, "Some staff is in survival mode...scared to death."
The turmoil stems, at least in part, from growing evidence that members associated with the Trump team had been communicating with Russia-related operatives during the campaign period.
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The issue gained more attention following the Monday evening resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn who, according to the New York Times, was not completely forthcoming about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.
The Trump administration had reportedly even been warned weeks before that these discrepancies could result in Flynn possibly being blackmailed.
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In light of this controversy, along with the dismissal of acting attorney general Sally Yates, Axios' source said, "They had to know she was radioactive, and that there would be consequences. It was either reckless, or total incompetence. It leads back to the fact that nobody is in charge."
The piece also points out that numerous government leaks have complicated the situation even further.
Trump himself has complained about inside information going public; the day after Flynn resigned, Trump tweeted, "The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?"
Then on Wednesday, he reiterated the message, writing, "The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by 'intelligence' like candy. Very un-American!"
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