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Jonathan Swan May 17, 2017
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Trump resurfaces old resentments on Capitol Hill

Susan Walsh / AP

A veteran Republican on Capitol Hill emails about the cascading crises coming from Trump's White House.

"I can't think of a similar situation of political self-destruction," the source says. "I honestly don't think there's much in the Russia-connection narrative of substance, but Trump and co. have made it into a story that could very well bring him down politically... I always thought Trump could prove to be the destruction of the Republicans."

Why this matters: The quote above crystallizes a prevailing sentiment among seasoned establishment Republicans in Washington. They're watching a President they've never trusted threaten a political party he's never cared about.