Trump On Verge Of Making Big Changes To Communications Team
03:42, Jun 2, 2017
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Ivanka Trump was spied on the White House South Lawn speaking with the legal team's chief, Marc Kasowitz, on Sunday afternoon.
Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his global trip earlier this month. His last day has not yet been determined.
There is no indication Kushner is now a target of the FBI's probe, and there are no allegations he committed any wrongdoing.
"Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the president and the president's policies moving forward", he said.
Deare was "abruptly dismissed" after the White House learned he had been harshly criticizing Trump and Steven Bannon at a private event held by the Woodrow Wilson Center, reportedPolitico.
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. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specializes in political advertising.
The White House has not denied the core allegations laid out in the stories, though some White House officials have denied that a back channel request was improper.
It's unclear whether other staff moves are imminent.
The Trump administration should not seek to "manage" this situation.
While a senior White House official characterized the conversation as being "general and inconsequential", a bank official told ABC News the meeting was a "negotiation". There is wide speculation that the former-communications director is the first to leave in a looming set of White House personnel changes. Kushner, retired Gen. Michael Flynn and now-White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon also met with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi in NY, a meeting the Obama administration learned about when the prince's name appeared on a flight manifest.
"And the Russians had just meddled in our election", she said, although few people knew it at the time.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the president's son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, continues. But if so, why insist on using the communications through the Russian embassy or consulate? Trump fired Comey after allegedly asking him to drop the probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his close ties to the Kremlin. USA privacy laws and intelligence regulations require that Americans' names picked up in foreign communications intercepts be concealed unless senior officials request them to be disclosed for intelligence or law enforcement purposes.
"That is not a back channel", he argued.
"Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won?", Trumptweeted Sunday.
Those reports suggested that Flynn may have given Kislyak the impression that the incoming administration might be willing to consider lifting sanctions that were imposed on Moscow following Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, a Ukrainian territory.
Earlier in the morning, Trump also tweeted about the USA trade deficit with Germany, writing: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".