US President Donald Trump is considering a major staff shake-up which may involve some of the highest positions at the White House, a new report has revealed.
The White House’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer are some of the officials that might be included in the “major reboot,” Axios news website reported Sunday, citing unnamed confidants within the administration.
“He’s frustrated, and angry at everyone,” one source said. “The advice he’s getting is to go big — that he has nothing to lose,” the confidant added. “The question now is how big and how bold. I’m not sure he knows the answer to that yet.”
According to the report, Trump was not satisfied with the way some of his staff had been serving him. The Republican president’s longtime friends and outside advisers have also called on him to change things around.
Apparently, talks of the sweeping changes gain more momentum last week, after Trump fired former FBI chief James Comey, who was overseeing two important probes that shaped the Republican president’s last year victory against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Before the election, Comey led a controversial probe into Clinton’s use of a personal server to exchange government emails while she was secretary of state.
After the election, he began investigating Trump’s alleged ties to Russia as well as a series of cyber attacks against Clinton’s campaign, which Democrats claimed were conducted by Russian hackers.—Agencies