Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Themes

Michael Wolff
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Trump's Reflexive Tendency To Take All Attacks Personally and Its Effect On the Russia Investigation

President Trump’s attempts to fight the Russia investigation show the personalized approach he takes to potential problems. By far the most significant threat to Trump’s Presidency is the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russian intelligence efforts to influence the 2016 election. Trump denies any wrongdoing in the matter, but it continues to be a source of controversy and distraction. Wolff notes that Trump took a strictly personal view of the investigation. It was first raised by Acting AG Sally Yates, who suggested that NSA Michael Flynn had lied to authorities and was subject to blackmail by the Russians. Rather than consider this seriously, Trump viewed Yates as an Obama holdover who was determined to undermine his Presidency. Yates, in his view, was not acting as a law enforcement official, but...

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