There is a range of reactions from inside Trump’s circle of advisers and aides as to just how critical the situation may be for the President after his admission that he discussed possible 2020 rival Joe Biden with Ukraine’s president.
One Trump adviser was candid about the potential legal peril for the President.
“This is a serious problem for us,” the adviser said. “He admitted doing it."
A separate source close to the White House said Trump’s team is treating the Ukraine story like the President’s taxes: That is, a problem but one that can potentially be fought out in the media and in the courts, if needed.
The source familiar with the matter said some on Trump’s internal White House legal team are currently leaning against releasing the transcript from the call.
But a White House official brushed off concerns about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine’s president, calling it “Mueller 2.”
“We’ve seen this movie before,” the official said.