Trump's communications chief Mike Dubke resigns

Cheryl Sanders
June 1, 2017

"I want to thank Mike Dubke for his service to President Trump and this administration", White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said in a statement.

USA media reported that Trump is increasingly frustrated at the White House's response to media reaction to his administration's first 100 days in office.

Indeed, Dubke offered his resignation before the president's departure, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press, but offered to stay on during the trip.

Spicer pivoted to talking about a statement provided by Kushner's attorney that he had already referenced in the briefing and mentioned the dossier prepared by a former British spy that contained unverified claims about Trump's ties to Russian Federation. This was Trump's chance to ease the negative image he created with his bellicose anti-NATO campaign rhetoric, and, although aides reiterated he was fully committed to the Atlantic alliance, his actions left doubts. Both Lewandowski and Bossie visited the White House Monday night, according to two people familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private get-together.

"And I think it's important to recognize that the president has expressed full confidence in Jared Kushner and also went on to note the considerable progress and very large, important portfolio that Jared oversees here at the White House".

Spicer said during Tuesday's press briefing - his first in weeks - that a Post reporter's questions about what Trump knew of the back-channel discussions assumed "a lot of facts that are not substantiated by anything but anonymous sources that are so far being leaked out".

But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles.

The Reuters news agency cited Trump administration officials as saying the president plans to bring in his former campaign manager. His last day has not yet been determined.

"Things can't keep going the way they are", a senior Trump administration official told Garrett. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity. In March the White House disclosed that the two had met, but the Post's sources say that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken an interest in what was discussed. "Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the president and the president's policies moving forward". Both the Senate and the House of Representatives also have committees conducting their own probes into possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Fresh off a nine-day foreign trip, Trump is being forced to confront an investigation into potential collusion between his allies and the Russian government's alleged election meddling that is now led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

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