The people in the WH are as afraid as the rest of us. That’s not good.

The people in the WH are as afraid as the rest of us. That's not good.

by digby

Michael Wolff on PBS:

[W]hat they told me, the people closest to the president, was that things became more alarming by the day, that all of them, in some way or other, were afraid, afraid for their — both for their own careers and for the country."

Wolff said people close to the president "just didn't know what to do."

"They didn’t know what to expect. They woke up in the morning, and they were in, you know, in something of a cold sweat," he said.

"Almost all of them — for almost all of them, it was a countdown until when they could leave."

Unfortunately, we can't leave the planet. And that's what's in danger.

On the other hand:

People don't think in the White House — don't think that he colluded with Russia," Wolff, the author of a controversial new book on the Trump White House, said during an interview with CNBC's "Squawk Box."

"They do think that if the investigation goes near his finances, he's sunk."

Pretty sure that if his "finances" don't include a $30,000 loss on an Arkansas land deal from decades ago he's fine. That's the kind of thing that really upsets people. Millions of dollars in money laundering means he's "like, smart."