By Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com
Published: 21:58 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 22:29 GMT, 25 October 2020
Donald Trump is planning on immediately firing FBI Director Christopher Wray, and also intends to replace CIA director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper if he wins re-election next month, reports suggest.
Their names are reportedly listed atop the president's post-election 'execution list', which also includes a host of other senior officials, two White House sources told Axios.
Firing Wray, who has been in charge of the FBI since 2017, will reportedly be Trump's first course of action, followed by the ousting of Haspel from the CIA.
The two sources told Axios that both Wray and Haspel are almost unanimously 'despised and distrusted' by Trump's inner circle.
Trump reportedly would have fired them both already, one source said, had it not been for the looming November 3 election, and the political headaches that such motions can cause.
Donald Trump is planning on immediately firing FBI Director Christopher Wray (above) if he wins on November 3
He also also intends to replace CIA director Gina Haspel (left) and Defense Secretary Mark Esper (right) if he beats Joe Biden, Axios reported
The president's ire was struck with Wray after he reportedly failed to launch a formal investigation into Hunter