The Wall St. Journal’s Jeff Jones on the Trump administration’s hiring of a veteran federal prosecutor
In his final column, Jeff Jones, who covers the White House for the Wall Street journal, has a final parting shot.
This is a story that has haunted the Trump White House, he writes.
In the weeks since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, his administration has moved swiftly to dismiss senior officials who failed to meet the president’s standards.
It’s not just the former campaign manager, former national security adviser, and former campaign chair who have been ousted.
In some cases, they have been forced to resign.
Mr. Jones, an investigative reporter who has been at The Wall as a reporter since 2004, has been in that newsroom for more than four decades.
He writes in the Wall that the newsroom has become a battleground for political warfare and a place where staffers fight for the president and his political agenda.
Mr, Jones writes that the Trump campaign is the most difficult thing he’s ever worked on and the most important story of his life.
The president has never been a great newsroom guy, he says.
His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, is known for a combative relationship with the press.
Mr Trump has also tried to undercut his staff’s reporting, firing or demoting dozens of journalists, including The Wall.
It was not always this way, Mr. Davis writes.
He notes that Mr. Priebus was the one who pushed Mr. Miller, a veteran journalist, to join the campaign in February.
That was before he was ousted from the campaign by the president.
Mr Miller had already been working for Mr. Pence for years, and the two were friendly.
But Mr Miller was fired, Mr Davis writes, because of the “vicious” attack on him by Mr. Bannon, Mr Trump’s former chief strategist.
Mr Bannon had called The Wall a “failing pile of garbage.”
Mr Bannon, who has a history of attacking reporters, was given a promotion to senior counselor to the president before he left.
He remains at Mr. Kushner’s business.
Mr Davis notes that in his opinion, Mr Bannon’s departure was a major blow to the Trump team.
Mr Kushner and Mr Trump have also been pushing back hard against the reporting of the newsrooms.
Mr Sessions, who was the attorney general at the time of the Comey firing, said on Friday that he would not defend his boss in court if he was fired.
Mr Moore, the lawyer who defended Mr Trump in the Russia probe, is the one person who has not resigned.
But he said he would have to resign in a week or so.
“If I do, I will take responsibility for my conduct,” Mr Moore said.
“I will resign.”
In a rare move, The Wall did not use Mr. Moore’s name to refer to him.
In fact, Mr Moore’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, has not returned phone calls.
Mr Jones, in an email to The Wall, said he hoped to work with Mr. Sessions to help Mr. Mueller’s team.
The Wall has reached out to Mr. Cohen, as well as Mr. Conway, the president of The Wall and Mr. Kelly, the deputy chief of mission.
In an interview, Mr Jones said he was pleased to see Mr. Mattis and Mr Kelly on The Wall for the first time.
He said that they both spoke about the need to “bring accountability” to the administration.
Mr Pence has also been supportive of the Mueller probe, writing on Twitter on Wednesday that Mr Flynn had been “the right man to lead the @SenateMajLdr,” a reference to the Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the election.
“We owe it to the American people to hold @NellieCooper accountable for the lies she told to Congress,” Mr Pence wrote.
He added that the president had called Mr. Comey, Mr Kelly, and Mr Sessions.
He also said Mr. Flynn had made “good decisions” in his job and that he believed the president was acting lawfully.
In his last column, Mr Sessions called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to oversee the Russia investigation.
But many Democrats and others have been asking for the firing of the special counsel.
“The Mueller investigation is not just a witch hunt,” Mr Sessions said in a tweet.
“It is a far broader investigation.
And there is no doubt about the legitimacy of that investigation.”
“Mr. Mueller has done a great service to the nation,” Mr Trump said in an interview with Fox News, “but I think that there is a need for the special prosecutor.”
Mr Trump also said he wanted to make sure that “the truth comes out,” adding that he did not want Mr. McCabe to be fired.
The Washington Post has reported that Mr McCabe, who served in the Justice Department under Mr. Obama, was among those who told Mr Trump that he could use a loyalty pledge to avoid prosecution.
Mr McCabe was a key player in the Hillary