Mike Dubke to be named White House communications director

Cheryl Sanders
February 17, 2017

The White House is getting a new communications director.

Before taking office, Trump named Jason Miller, a senior campaign and transition aide, to the role of communications director.

Until now Spicer has served as both White House press secretary and communications director for the new administration.

With the anticipated appointment, which a White House official confirmed Friday, President Trump will be reaching outside his circle of trusted campaign aides to try to bolster his messaging operation.

The appointment would help round out Trump's communications team, which also includes Hope Hicks, director of strategic communications, and Dan Scavino, director of social media.

According to CNN, Mike Dubke will be appointed to the position as early as Friday.

Dubke's fellow co-founder of Crossroads, Steven J Law, served as former President George W Bush's US Deputy Secretary of Labor.

Dubke described his company as "the premier Republican media services firm", on its website, before saying he has: "a unique understanding of the relationship between political strategy and public policy development". He is the founder of Crossroads Media and Black Rock Group in Alexandria, Va., where he lives with his wife, Shannon, and two children.

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