White House communications director resigns amid tensions

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

Donald Trump is "very pleased" with the performance of his media team and is looking forward to push his agenda, the White House said today, a day after the United States president's communications director Michael Dubke resigned.

The White House said that Dubke had submitted his resignation several weeks ago, but stayed on until after President Trump's trip to the Middle East and Europe, which concluded over Memorial Day weekend.

White House aide Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Tuesday morning that Dubke "has expressed his desire to leave the White House" and suggested the decision may have been due to his demanding schedule.

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

Dubke previously was a Republican strategist who founded Crossroads Media and had long ties to party establishment figures, including strategist Karl Rove. In this photo taken March 29, 2017, the main residence of the White House in Washington and the West Wing, right, as seen, Wednesday from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in.

Spicer served with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus when both worked at the Republican National Committee. The Republican president arrived home to face more questions on Russian Federation after media reports about communications between his son-in-law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, and Russia's ambassador to Washington during and after the campaign.

Press secretary Sean Spicer may also have fallen out of favour, according to some reports in the US. The probes have come increasingly close to Trump's inner circle, with investigators requesting documents from Trump's campaign associates and the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner under scrutiny for his contacts with Russian officials.

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke's resignation was made public Tuesday. When CNN's Jim Acosta asked for an example, Spicer pointed towards the erroneous story that President Trump wasn't wearing his earpiece to receive the translation of a G7 speech from the Italian Prime Minister. Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon have been laying the groundwork for the new "war room".

President Donald Trump is still on the hunt for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director after firing James Comey, and is conducting more meetings to address the vacancy.

But his departure raises questions about whether previous Trump loyalists are headed to the White House.

Daily White House briefings have been dominated by questions about Russian Federation, and Trump's advisers feared the controversy could seep into Trump's foreign trip if he held a news conference. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", He tweeted at about 7 a.m. ET.



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