White House staffers avoid working on Russia policies because they don't want to end up in Mueller's crosshairs
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The Washington Post explains how the stunning revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting are paralyzing his father's White House.


Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker report that President Donald Trump's, "White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr."

Already under siege by multiple investigations, the Trump Junior revelations have already hindered the functionality of the White House.

"One White House official went so far as to stop communicating with the president’s embattled son," The Washington Post noted.

The lack of trust is also harming President Trump's legal defense.

"Some top officials, as well as outside advisers, had earlier suggested that the White House conduct its own internal review to identify any potential problem areas related to Russia so that it can release the information on its own rather than be caught unaware by news reports," the Post reported. "But that notion went nowhere, in part because officials were afraid to discuss any potential Russia interactions that could make them targets of Mueller’s probe."