Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

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01 June, 2017

Spicer was then asked whether President Donald Trump discussed setting up a backchannel with Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka.

Press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the story at the start of the White House press briefing and said detailed questions about the reports - which cited anonymous sources - assume the allegations are true. He shares his insight on the unnamed sources who say Jared Kushner's possible back-channeling was Russia's idea.

What complicates things further for the White House, though, is that the Trump administration is not only in the midst of communications chaos, but now under investigation for a scandal that has the potential to make history.

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday.

Melania Trump says it was "simply wrong" for celebrity Kathy Griffin to appear in a video holding what looked like President Donald Trump's bloody, severed head.

Kushner was also seen as more internationalist than Bannon, who fueled Trump's more isolationist instincts on trade and immigration.

Unlike many top officials in the White House, Mr Dubke was not part of the Trump 2016 campaign.

On Twitter, President Trump said "Russian officials must be laughing at the US - and how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election - has taken over the fake news".

Lewandowski tells "Fox & Friends" that he wants to help promote Trump's agenda whether he's inside the White House or not.

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Lewandowski's imminent return is the reported cause of "senior Trump administration officials gnashing their teeth" in trepidation for the president's former campaign manager to come into the Trump administration in a "crisis management" capacity.

There are, however, multiple mysteries surrounding Mr. Dubke and his resignation from the White House.

McCain said: "I know that some administration officials are saying, 'Well, that's standard procedure.' I don't think it's standard procedure prior to the inauguration of the president of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position".

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the nine- day trip that took Trump to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican, Belgium and Italy set the stage for a much more safe and prosperous America and a more peaceful world for all.

Dubke was the rare Trump newcomer in a White House in which personal relationships and proximity to the president are the currency. Trump is, allegedly, planning a major White House shakeup-though rumors about Trump's displeasure with his staff have persisted for months with no overt action taken.

Despite pushback, however, there was no denial of the latest twist in the Russian Federation investigation: that son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner is now under scrutiny.

Ultimately, the best messenger is the president himself.

At the weekend, White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn - who was the second-in-command at Goldman Sachs before joining the White House - declared the President's economic development deal with Saudi Arabia to be unlike anything he had seen in his 30 years in business. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", He tweeted at about 7 a.m. ET.


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