DONALD Trump has turned on top officials like Vice President Mike Pence and his chief of staff Mark Meadows during his turbulent final days in office.
The president has supposedly been complaining about Pence and a Lincoln Project ad that indicates the VP is “backing away” from him after Trump lost the 2020 race to Joe Biden, it was reported on Tuesday.
According to White House insiders, the outgoing leader of the United States is questioning Pence’s loyalty and would view him validating the results as an unspeakable betrayal.
He has also reportedly targeted White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Secretary of State Pompeo and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after his election conspiracy theories failed to overturn the result.
Axios revealed that things have gotten so tense at Pennsylvania Avenue that top aides are trying to stay away from the West Wing to avoid Trump’s ire.
Potus is lashing out any anyone who is not in “the Department of Homeland Security or the military to impound voting machines” camp and considers everyone else weak, the outlet reported.
Sources said he’s also been asking his advisors whether it’s possible to get state legislators to walk back or rescind their votes and becoming enraged when he’s told no.
On Monday, he held a meeting in the Oval Office and pressed House Republican Party members about a long-shot bid to overturn Biden’s win on January 6.
Pence will preside over the joint session of Congress that day and CNN reported House and Senate Republicans may launch a marathon debate on the floor, which would spill over to January 7.
Trump also reportedly lambasted McConnell – who congratulated Biden – in a powerpoint he sent out to GOP lawmakers, saying the senator was “the first one off the ship.”
The Sun contacted the Trump campaign for comment on Tuesday.
Outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr was also on the receiving end of Trump’s outrage when it emerged that he tried to keep the FBI probe into Hunter Biden’s taxes under wraps before the election.
What’s more, Barr said he could find no evidence of the widespread voter fraud Trump peddled on social media.
Yesterday, the head of the Department of Justice told reporters there is “no need to seize voting machines” after Trump’s baseless allegations as GOP calls mounting for a special counsel to investigate Biden’s son.
“If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool, and was appropriate, I would name one but I haven’t and I’m not going to,” he said.
“I’ve already commented on fraud,” he said a few minutes earlier. “Let me just say that there are [is] fraud in most elections, we’re too tolerant of it.
“And I’m sure there was fraud in this election but I was commenting on the extent to which we had looked at suggestions or allegations of systemic or broad-based fraud that would effect the outcome of the election.
“I already spoke to that and I stand by that statement.”
During the conference, Barr said Biden’s son’s case was “being handled responsibly and professionally” by the FBI.
After Hunter, 50, revealed Delaware prosecutors had contacted his legal team, Trump announced Barr would be leaving his role by Christmas and replaced by Jeff Rosen.
The FBI in Delaware and Washington, DC, were looking into money laundering claims and Hunter’s foreign dealings, a source told Politico.
The feds are also looking into his transactions with foreigners who may have posed counterintelligence concerns, CNN reported.
Trump denied that he would be pressing Rosen to assign a DOJ appointed lawyer to investigate Hunter’s business dealings, however.