There are few more sure signs of a sinking ship than when the people helping to steer that ship begin planning their exit strategies. Based on multiple reports today, Donald Trump’s senior staff have begun circulating their resumes in the hope of finding places to land. Remarkably, one of these two reports of a mass exodus came before the Special Counsel in the Trump-Russia scandal was appointed this evening.
First word of the Trump staff exodus came early Wednesday afternoon when political insider Jon Cooper revealed that “A source told me at least 3-4 WH staffers are shopping around their resumes. Overpowering sense of gloom, waiting for the next shoe to drop” (link). This came definitively before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein empowered Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Trump-Russia investigation.