That's exactly what the Republicans and government officials had in mind when the Mueller investigation ended last weekend. Many hoped that the end of the investigation could lead to an era of new effective governance, a turning point for a president who is no longer engaged in an intervening investigator.
Excessive officials and a vivacious president spent the week cheering on the first results of Mueller's investigation in a letter from Attorney General William Barr. At a late-afternoon rally last Sunday, aide-de-camp aides at the office of press secretary Sarah Sanders gathered for a champagne toast after Chief of Staff Attorney General Emmet Flood called the President in Palm Beach to brief him on the report.
The White House staff's intimate gathering was a sign of relief, which was swamped after the West Wing's suspension of years of investigation.
But the days following the Sunday champagne clash at Sanders' office surprised several people in the West Wing, according to interviews with half a dozen officers and Trump employees. There were no celebrations for the rose garden. Trump did not speak in the East Room, which confirmed the justification. Instead, he made brief comments before he climbed the steps of Air Force One and was kidnapped to Washington.
Winning Rounds and Revenge
Even as the victory rounds and vows for revenge progressed There were signs of confusion in Trump's political goals.
After all, Trump did not follow the advice The members of the Cabinet were the most involved in the matter, but his Western wing advisers – chiefly chief-of-staff chief Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican member of Congress – who regard the movement as a possibility, are the Congress After the lifting of the health care provision and replacement efforts failed in 2017.
Alex Azar and Barr, Minister of Health and Human Services, disagreed with the decision. Barr pointed out that the underlying legal argument of the Republican prosecutors was flawed and could not be confirmed by the courts.
"In many ways, it's a dangerous and I think ruthless game on its side, it could do it, it surprised us, so we have to tell it that," said David Gergen, senior political analyst at CNN Adviser of four presidents. "It's very similar when presidents win a second term, they can become very arrogant, they can override their power and make mistakes."
The president's own Legislative Affairs team was in spite of one The White House proposal has not been tasked with drawing up a replacement plan for Obamacare on the possible role of this office in the implementation of any plan by Congress. The helpers were told that trade – not health care – was the top legislative priority of the summer administration.
But even trade seems to be on the priority list. Although officials once believed that Trump's new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico would be the government's most important economic victory since the tax reform, it is now in danger too. The plan, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, faces two hurdles on both sides of Capitol Hill, and a White House official said there was no strategy to mitigate lawmakers' concerns. Trump said the deal would pay for his border wall, but a government official who had spoken openly in recent days said he has little chance of passing "The President will submit plans this year" for a replacement plan for the health care. But a White House official said on Thursday that Short had "spoken too early" because the aides are still debating whether the government will take the lead in drafting a proposal or calling on Congress to intervene. Short, Trump's main antagonist, before resigning last year, returned to administration two weeks ago.