Lewandowski Emerges As Possible Figure To Lead Trump’s ‘War Room’

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The White House is reorganizing for war, according to recent media reports that indicate President Donald Trump is creating a so-called “war room” that will fight the battles over alleged Russian connections that are not expected to end any time soon.

Two former aides who are rumored to be major players to staff the new war room are Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s first campaign manager, and David Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager.

Politico reported that Trump has approached each about being crisis managers for his administration.

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Although Lewandowski told Politico he was not in “talks with anyone” to join the administration, it was unclear whether the crisis team would be part of the White House or be housed outside of it.

As reported by Western Journalism, Lewandowski and Bossie both visited the White House last week, sparking initial rumors they could be part of a shakeup to replace White House press secretary Sean Spicer or other members of Trump’s communications team.

The Daily Beast suggested Lewandowski was looking to reconnect with Trump and said Lewandowski wanted to return to work with Trump and expressed his intent.

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“Corey did say to two of them, ‘I’m coming in,’” The Daily Beast quoted a source as telling it. “That was taken to mean ‘I’m coming into the White House.’”

On Axios, Mike Allen wrote that in reading Congress, the White House expects “months, and likely years” of Russia defense.

“Trump and his inner circle are belatedly scrambling to install war-room-like mechanisms designed to prevent the drama and threat from consuming the entire West Wing, and derailing everything else,” Allen wrote, noting the Trump White House has been studying how the Reagan White House dealt with the long-running Iran-Contra investigation and the Clinton White House coped with the Lewinsky probe.

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