Top White House advisers are trying to curb President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE's Twitter outbursts about the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election by encouraging him to hold early-morning phone calls with his outside legal counsel, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The line of thought, according to the Post, is that the president will have vented his frustration with the investigation and have been reassured by his legal team before stepping into work.
That plan, however, isn't often effective. Trump still frequently takes to Twitter to bemoan the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling, including possible collusion between his campaign and Russia, which he frequently calls a "witch hunt."
One White House adviser interviewed by the Post simply laughed when asked if the morning calls with his outside legal team worked as a strategy to deter him from tweeting.
Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion or improper interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 election and is said to see the investigation as a "cloud" hanging over his administration.
But he has also voiced frustration with the Justice Department's decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE as special counsel to lead the Russia probe and has assailed Mueller as "conflicted."