Trump advisers allege ‘embedded enemies’ trying to undermine president
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Two advisers to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE who are no longer in the White House are alleging disloyalty among members of the administration in a new book.

Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiOvernight Energy: Zinke joins Trump-tied lobbying firm | Senators highlight threat from invasive species | Top Republican calls for Green New Deal vote in House Zinke, Lewandowski join Trump veterans’ lobbying firm Trump campaign spent nearly 0K of donor money on law firm representing Kushner MORE and David Bossie label a number of officials “embedded enemies of President Trump,” according to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of their book.

Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, and Bossie, the president’s former deputy campaign manager, tear into a number of Trump appointees, including former National Economic Council director Gary CohnGary David CohnChristie: Trump doesn’t give nicknames to people he respects On The Money: Congress pivots to prevent another shutdown | Trump hits Venezuelan oil company with sanctions | US criminal charges filed against Huawei | Next round of China trade talks set | Forecasts raise doubt on Trump’s economic goals Gary Cohn joked about sending Trump to help Brexit talks: report MORE and former staff secretary Rob Porter, in addition to Trump’s critics and Democratic opponents.


“There are far too many people in the deep reaches of the federal government who harbor as deep a hatred of Trump as does anyone from the Clinton/Obama cabal,” the authors write, according to the Post. “The thing is, they get away with it when no one is looking.”

The book also includes an interview with the president, in which Trump blasts the “Fake News” as the “greatest enemy of this country” and says that he should have fired former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMcCabe's 25th Amendment comments 'taken out of context,' spokeswoman says Ex-federal prosecutor: I would have 'owned' wearing a wire to record Trump Ex-federal prosecutor: 'Thank God' Whitaker is gone, Barr will bring 'integrity' back to DOJ MORE sooner: “I should have fired him the day after I won and announced please get the hell out.”

Lewandowski and Bossie’s book, which the Post says “reads in part like Trump’s Twitter grievances in book form,” falls in line with Trump’s accusations of a “deep state” working against him inside the administration.

Earlier this year, a New York Times op-ed from an anonymous senior administration official described a team of some staffers working against Trump.

Its author, anticipating Trump’s response, pushed back on “deep state” accusations: “This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state."

“Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency” is set for release on Tuesday. Lewandowski and Bossie also authored a campaign memoir, “Let Trump be Trump,” which was released in 2017.