The political machinations around the Trump White House turned out to be as dirty and filled with intrigue as the Kremlin's, and the atmosphere was as tumultuous as my life in the UK had been in the 1970s and 1980s. — Fiona Hill, Trump's former top Russia advisor
The political machinations around the Trump White House turned out to be as dirty and filled with intrigue as the Kremlin's, and the atmosphere was as tumultuous as my life in the UK had been in the 1970s and 1980s. — Fiona Hill, Trump's former top Russia advisor
The Trump White House was 'as dirty and filled with intrigue' as the Kremlin, former advisor says
  • Trump's ex-Russia advisor said his White House was as "dirty and filled with intrigue" as the Kremlin
  • Fiona Hill compared her NSC job, "with all the endless hits and explosions," to the World War II blitz.
  • The Trump White House often made headlines because of its warring factions and high rate of turnover.
Hill in her memoir compared her job at the NSC under Trump, "with all the endless hits and explosions," to the World War II blitz, referring to the Nazis' bombing campaign against Britain.

"It was just as exhausting putting out political incendiary devices at the White House before someone's game blew us up too," she wrote, adding that she ended up treating her experience "as a foray into terra incognita," or unexplored territory.

"I found myself conducting a social anthropological study of the White House, turning the lens around on the United States and noting the parallels with upheavals I had seen and experienced elsewhere," Hill wrote. "The political machinations around the Trump White House turned out to be as dirty and filled with intrigue as the Kremlin's, and the atmosphere was as tumultuous as my life in the UK had been in the 1970s and 1980s."


Indeed, the Trump White House often made headlines for its warring factions and high rate of turnover. Including those who served in acting capacities, Trump went through six national security advisors, six attorneys general, four White House press secretaries, four chiefs of staff, four defense secretaries, and two secretaries of state.

His administration was also plagued by both internal and external scandal. Multiple senior Trump administration and campaign officials pleaded guilty to felonies as part of the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling, including Trump's campaign chairman, deputy campaign chairman, and first national security advisor.

The Trump White House was also often criticized for its coziness with the Justice Department, which is traditionally meant to be insulated from political interference. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey after Comey refused to pledge loyalty to him, and he also forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe.
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