Donald Trump: Lashing Out at Steve Bannon Over Russia Scandal?

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By now, you've almost certainly heard the  allegations that the Trump administration collaborated with Russia to manipulate the results of the 2016 presidential election.

Already, National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn has resigned from his post, and Attorney General Jess Sessions was forced to recuse himself from the investigation after it was revealed that he lied under oath about contacting a Russian ambassador.

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At this point, if what appears to be happening is actually happening, then we my be at the beginning of what the most damaging political scandal in US history.

Needless to say, at this point, reports that the pressure is beginning to get to President Donald Trump are not particularly surprising.

From the time of the president's scandal-plagued transition, rumors of dissent and disorder within Team Trump have been rampant, and now it seems the escalating animosity may have come to a head on Friday, as Trump reportedly lashed out at two of his most high-profile staff members:

According to CNN, Trump spent much of the past week infuriated by the escalating Sessions scandal, and he repeatedly took his anger out on top adviser Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus just before departing for another weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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“Nobody has seen him that upset,” a source tells the news network of Trump's outburst, adding that the president's speech was peppered with “lot of expletives.”

The insider adds that Priebus and Bannon were both scheduled to join Trump in Florida over the weekend, but the president decided at the last minute that both would remain in D.C.

Adding to Trump's fury over the weekend was an unsubstantiated report by Bannon's Breitbart News that claimed Trump Tower was subjected to surveillance ordered by President Obama during the 2016 campaign.

Despite a complete lack of evidence and the fact that Obama would need the justice department to establish probable cause before any such surveillance could take place, Trump reportedly flew into yet another rage.

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Reports of this second outburst come courtesy of longtime Trump associate Christopher Ruddy, who described the incident to The Washington Post:

“I haven’t seen him this angry,” Ruddy tells the Post. "This will be investigated."

The Trump administration has yet to comment on the president's alleged emotional outbursts.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing with White House correspondents is scheduled for this afternoon.

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