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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:31 PM

Why the Mueller Report Is Causing 'Breakdown-Level' Stress Among White House Staff

Trump has not been kind to those who have cooperated with authorities to his detriment

More than qualifications, more than intelligence, more than a Rolodex filled with Russian oligarchs, President Trump values loyalty. It’s why he’s installed family members into high-profile administration positions, made his buddies ambassadors and put the welfare of military veterans in the hands of Mar-a-Lago members. It’s also why the current and former White House staff members are reportedly worried about what may be revealed when a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is released to the public on Thursday. According to NBC News, more than a dozen officials who cooperated with Mueller’s investigation are concerned they will be outed as a source of information that hurts the president.

One person close to the situation told NBC News there is “breakdown-level anxiety” among the staff who cooperated. A former White House official said there is concern among staff that “the wrath” of Trump and his allies “will follow” if they are revealed to have provided the special counsel with information that doesn’t reflect well on Trump, particularly regarding his potential obstruction of justice.

“You have a whole bunch of former White House officials and current White House officials, but especially former White House officials, who were told to cooperate,” said the former official. “So people went and did that, and now the uncertainty is just how much of that information is going to be in that report and how identifiable to individuals is it going to be. And nobody knows.”

Helping fuel the concern is the lack of clarity about what’s in the report and what will be redacted. Attorney General William Barr didn’t divulge much in the “principal conclusions” he released barely 48 hours after the report was filed to the Justice Department last month. The redaction guidelines he later outlined in a letter to congressional leaders were vague as well. Even if their names are redacted, current and former White House staffers worry, they still may be identifiable based on the context of the disclosures. “Nobody has any idea what this is going to look like on Thursday,” the former official told NBC.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/why-the-mueller-report-is-causing-breakdown-level-stress-among-white-house-staff-822883/

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Reply Why the Mueller Report Is Causing 'Breakdown-Level' Stress Among White House Staff (Original post)
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LuvLoogie Apr 2019 #1
SaintLouisBlues Apr 2019 #5
Iggo Apr 2019 #2
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:49 PM

1. I call bullshit. Why would you be afraid? it's trump. He's a punk face to face.

So you get fired. So fucking what. Why are you working for that piece of shit anyway?

You should be proud of anything you do to end this criminality and bigoted nihilism.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:12 PM

5. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:53 PM

2. Good. Fuck those motherfuckers.

I'm sick of hearing about them.

Quit, assholes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:01 PM

3. Consider how many people have come and gone in the last 2 years

How can the current White House staff be any better or worse off? If Chump fires you, he's doing you a favor. You should have left already, if you've got any sense. I hope everyone who testified, told the truth. We'll know sooner or later, lying to Mueller wouldn't have saved your jobs.



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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:05 PM

4. I bet it's normally a laid back stress free work environment

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