Donald Trump reportedly considering 'purge' of high-ranking White House staff

Donald Trump reportedly considering 'purge' of high-ranking White House staff

The reports come after a rough week for the US president, following his sacking of James Comey

Monday, May 15, 2017

Donald Trump has been reportedly considering a "purge" of top staff in the White House. 

The US President has been supposedly looking to "reboot" his administration after the most trying week since his inauguration. 

The Telegraph, citing political commentators, says Trump is frustrated and angry with the fallout following the dismissal of James Comey, which has proved to be a major source of contention. 

Democrats have been asking why Comey was dismissed, considering he was the top official leading a probe into whether Russian interference played a part in deciding the 2016 presidential election. 

The party has called for a special prosecutor to be installed, dangling the idea of defying Trump by refusing to vote for a new FBI head. Any potential new director of the bureau has to have the approval of the Senate before taking on the position.

In light of the continued pressure from Comey's dismissal, Trump is said to be looking for someone to blame, and is apparently pondering the idea of dismissing officials like chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer. 

Morale in the White House is reported to be low.