White House communications director resigns amid tensions

A senior aide to President Donald Trump is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes amid growing political fallout over probes into Russian Federation and his presidential campaign. He shares his insight on the unnamed sources who say Jared Kushner's possible back-channeling was Russia's idea.

In confirming his early departure, Dubke told Politico the reasons were "personal", but showered praise on his fellow White House staffers and his time working for Trump.

"As word of Dubke's hiring trickled out, however, some Trump loyalists chafed at the idea of recruiting an establishment Republican operative with ties to strategist Karl Rove and other forces they see as having been hostile to Trump's candidacy".

"It has been a privilege to serve this president", Dubke said in a phone interview.

"Reporters make mistakes", Baker said; Goldmacher had later corrected his original retweet with a statement from Spicer himself.

"I'm going to read you a list of White House officials who sometime speak for the Trump administration", the poll question asked.

Embassies scrambling to build contacts with Trump's new administration were quick to realise Kushner's pivotal role as a trusted ambassador and facilitator - but also a presidential family member who would survive the inevitable White House knife fights. "We've never seen before at this point in a presidency such sweeping reassurance of American interest, and the inauguration of a foreign policy strategy created to bring back the world from growing dangers and perpetual disasters brought on by years of failed leadership", Spicer said.

Dubke resigned on May 18 though he has not set a last day on the job, according to Axios News, which first reported his departure.

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.

Dubke was a key Spicer ally in the White House, and his resignation will leave Spicer without many friends. Bossie, a former deputy campaign manager, signaled that he does not plan to join the staff, citing family concerns, one person close to the discussions said Tuesday.

Reports have circulated that Trump may bring in trusted former aides, including his original campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager David Bossie, as the White House struggles to keep focused on its policy agenda while dealing with FBI and congressional investigations into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

Impeachment of Trump after Dubke's resignation?

He added: "It has been a privilege to serve this president".

Spicer isn't the only White House official to have gotten the treatment.

Aides described a White House where no one's position, not even Jared Kushner's, feels entirely secure.

"We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military", Trump fired back on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump says celebrity Kathy Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump's bloody, severed head.

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