Trump considering sweeping White House changes, including vetting of tweets

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Several senior administration sources and outside advisors reported that as President Trump contends with investigations into his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia he is considering major changes in the White House, including having his tweets vetted by lawyers and making personnel adjustments at the highest levels of his staff.

Other changes under consideration are adding a team of outside attorneys to contend with legal duties associated with the Russia investigation.

“Everything is in play,” one Trump adviser said.

Meetings to address the proposed changes are scheduled for next week, officials said.

In his press briefing Friday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said, “We have nothing to announce.”

Trump allies claim that the president is considering major changes as the Russia investigations threaten to cripple his administration.

“He’s 100% focused on this,” said a White House official.

Should Trump decide to allow his social media posts to be vetted, a team of lawyers would decide if they need to be revised or reconsidered. According to one Trump adviser, the goal is to devise a system so that tweets “don’t go from the president’s mind out to the universe.”

The Wall Street Journal reported that “Trump aides have long attempted to rein in his tweeting, and some saw any type of legal vetting as difficult to implement.”

Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign aide, said, “I would be shocked if he would agree to that.”

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