The White House has no plan for confronting the Mueller report

It’s not that White House officials are altogether unwilling to confront the topic. But many current and former White House staffers I spoke to stressed the problem that has plagued them since the beginning of Trump’s presidency: making plans and sticking to them when the “communicator-in-chief” will, inevitably, prefer his own approach.

“We would always put together plans with the knowledge that he wouldn’t use them or they’d go off the rails,” one recently-departed official told me, “and at this point, with Mueller, they’ve decided they’re not even going to do that.”

“It’s like, ‘Jesus take the wheel,’” the source added, “but scarier.”