Everywhere you look inside this White House, top officials are fighting, fomenting, feuding or fleeing, insiders say in conversations with us.
Hope Hicks — without question, the aide (family aside) with whom Trump is closest — resigned one day after she admitted in closed-door Hill testimony that she told white lies for the president. That was just a few weeks after she pushed P.R. protection for her boyfriend, Staff Secretary Rob Porter, who was accused of abusing his ex-wives. He has resigned, and they have split.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly cracked down on Jared Kushner, stripping his top security clearance, and watching anonymous aides leak about and trash him, while offering no public defense of the president’s son-in-law.
Jared, Ivanka and Don Jr. let it be known to friends they are furious with Kelly and his allies.