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Trump Takes to Social Media to Blast 'Failing New York Times' Report About Aides' Russia Leaks

Playing Trump Takes to Social Media to Blast 'Failing New York Times' Report About Aides' Russia Leaks

The president was tuned in to the network morning shows Wednesday as he tweeted from the White House following a bombshell report in The New York Times that claims his aides had contact with Russian intelligence before the election.

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President Trump blasted the report in a Twitter rant in which he said The Times was "failing" and called MSNBC and CNN "unwatchable" while endorsing Fox and Friends on the Fox News Channel.

Trump also lashed out at the U.S. intelligence agencies, which he accused of leaked the story to The Times.

The bombshell report came on the heels of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation.

The turmoil inside the White House is starting to rattle top Republicans like John McCain.

“Obviously there’s an administration that is in significant disarray,” he told members of the press on Tuesday.

Veteran newsman Dan Rather is comparing the crisis to the Watergate scandal that resulted in President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.

"Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime,” he wrote on Facebook, until maybe now."

Rumors are rife that Trump is planning a major shake-up in his administration.

New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie and his wife paid a Valentine’s Day visit to the White House as rumors swirl he is under consideration to replace Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff.

The visit came amid a report that Trump believes Priebus is "in over his head."

As the turmoil in the White House hits fever pitch, the identity of the Times reporter who referred to the first lady as "a hooker" at a New York Fashion Week event has been revealed.

Read: Government Ethics Office: Trump Counsel Kellyanne Conway Should Be Investigated

The reporter was identified as Jacob Bernstein, the son of legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein and the late Nora Ephron.

Bernstein owned up to making the remark about Melania Trump during a conversation with model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, who later tweeted, "Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me 'Melania is a hooker.'"

Bernstein took to Twitter to apologize Tuesday, saying, “I want to take ownership of a mistake I made. Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady. I apologize profusely."

Watch: Model Emily Ratajkowski Comes to Melania's Defense After Reporter Makes 'Slut-Shaming' Remarks 

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