Donald Trump is allegedly planning on firing FBI Director Christopher Wray, and also intends to replace CIA director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper if he wins re-election next month.
Trump’s chopping block: President will immediately fire ‘FBI director Christopher Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel, Defense Secretary Mark Esper AND a long line of senior officials’ if he wins reelection
- The names of the officials are reportedly atop Trump’s post-election ‘execution list’, with multiple other senior officials also in the firing line
- Firing Wray, who has been in charge of the FBI since 2017, will reportedly be Trump’s first course of action, followed by the ousting of Haspel from the CIA
- The two sources told Axios that both Wray and Haspel are almost unanimously ‘despised and distrusted’ by Trump’s inner circle
- Trump’s ire was apparently struck with Wray after he failed to launch a formal investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic nominee Joe Biden
- As for Haspel,the opinion among the West Wing is that she sees her job as ‘manipulating people and outcomes’ causing suspicion over her motives
- Esper was said to have fallen from the president’s favor when he rebuffed the idea of sending soldiers into the streets to combat racial injustice protests
The White House sources said that both Wray and Haspel are almost unanimously ‘despised and distrusted’ by Trump’s inner circle.
Trump reportedly would have fired them both already, one source said, had it not been for the looming November 3 election, and the political headaches that such motions can cause.