President Donald Trump returning to Washington besieged on all sides by probes and allegations over his campaign's possible ties to Russia. And the commander in chief is determined to fight back, assembling what's being described as a war room of high level staffers and a possible shake up of the west wing.
I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington where Trump is expected to name senior advisor, Steve Bannon, to the effort. He's also expected to bring back former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Son-in-law Jared Kushner also will be part of the team just as news about Kushner's own ties to Russian officials are raising more questions.
Trump is also expected to bring on more political operatives and lawyers to deal with three separate investigations. He's facing probes from the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Justice Department which last week named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special council to head up their effort.>>
>> One way to fight back, get out of Washington more. White House aides planning more campaign style rallies to shore up public support but canceling a planned stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Meanwhile, Trump's approval rating continues to slip. Reuters Ipsos polling showing that fewer than four in ten Americans think he's doing a good job at this point.