US President Donald Trump’s aides face deepening anxiety and uncertainty over ongoing federal investigations related to the 2016 US presidential election.
White House staff members experienced a new level of turbulence this week after federal prosecutors on Tuesday secured the conviction of Trump’s former campaign manager and a plea agreement from the president’s longtime attorney, USA Today reported Thursday.
In interviews with a half-dozen Trump aides and people close to the White House, many described rising concerns about federal inquiries underway, including US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign and has long denounced the Mueller probe as a witch hunt.
“I think people are genuinely shaken,” said one official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. “They’re still trying…