Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is looking so bad for him that his own campaign advisers begin turning against each other in an attempt to insulate themselves from the fallout.
Everyone involved in the scandal has gone into panic mode, and three of Trump’s most notable campaign advisers are now publicly calling for each other to go to prison.
The feud began when Donald Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, opined that Trump’s second campaign manager Paul Manafort and friendly adviser Roger Stone should go to prison for the rest of their lives if their collusive roles in the Russia scandal are proven to be what they now appear to be (link).
That prompted Roger Stone to turn around and fire off a tweet calling for Lewandowski to go to prison for the rest of his life.
This kind of mutual scapegoating ha not been seen since the latter stages of the Watergate scandal – which resulted in a number of Richard Nixon’s advisers actually going to prison.
The bellicose, open rhetoric among Trump’s campaign advisers signals that they’re engulfed in sheer panic, hoping to make themselves look innocent by calling for their own former colleagues to be imprisoned. This is also particularly bad news for Donald Trump himself.
Once these advisers begin to cut deals and testify against each other to protect themselves, they’ll be required to do something else in order to get their deals: they’ll have to flip on Trump as well.