While Trump has listened to his aides’ arguments, they have not been able to curb the president’s rage — and officials have kept their heads down.
Two key Sessions allies in the West Wing — senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn, who worked for Sessions in the Senate — have avoided becoming caught in the drama and instead have focused on their own responsibilities.
“They’re . . . making clear that while they will always be close to Sessions, they’re Trump guys now,” said one White House official, describing the dynamic. “It’s what they have to do in this environment. The president is not going to change his mind, and Stephen and Rick know that if they spoke up, it wouldn’t do much.”