Most politicians, and especially the President of the United States, would like to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Not Donald Trump. As America learned of the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump was inviting the Russians to the White House and refused to allow any American press.
The Ex-CIA chief explained that after the Helsinki Summit he was convinced that Putin had compromising information on Trump.
Now, as America is still reeling from Trump’s public vindication of the Russians, Trump announces via Twitter that he has invited Putin to the White House.
Trump’s advisors are having a hard time covering up the shock and horror of the President’s incestuous relationship with Putin. This is whatupset them about this Coats interview:
Inside the White House, [President] Trump’s advisers were in an uproar over Coats’s interview in Aspen, Colo. They said the optics were especially damaging, noting that at moments Coats appeared to be laughing at the president, playing to his audience of the intellectual elite in a manner that was sure to infuriate Trump.
“Coats has gone rogue,” said one senior White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide a candid assessment.