The way Sean Spicer sees it - May. 31, 2017
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 0:32
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told the Associated Press on Tuesday that Dubke resigned before Trump left for his global trip earlier this month, suggesting that his departure is not linked to any pending shake-ups. "He's always proven that".
Um, I think we already tried this once: "Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the council's senior director for intelligence - the main White House liaison to intelligence agencies - has told other administration officials that he wants to use American spies to help oust the Iranian government, according to multiple defense and intelligence officials".
"That's part of the problem that Sean Spicer in particular [has], when he faces the press, is that if he hasn't talked to the president immediately beforehand on a particular issue, he may not have what the president's current thinking is", Hagle said. He later added: "It's an ongoing conversation, and that's a fair way to put it".
As the CNN reported, the White House hopes the focus would return to President Trump's agenda if a separate office dealt with the queries about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.
And The New York Times said Trump has raised the possibility to advisers of naming her press secretary.
In late May, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner became a person of interest in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe after reports that he had undisclosed meetings with Russian officials.
Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign's 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former national security adviser Michael Flynn; and Kushner's own contacts with Russians, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe.
She said she did talk to Kushner often, but has not since the news came out last week that he wanted to open a secret line of communication with Russian Federation bypassing formal channels.
Flynn handed in his resignation in February after it was revealed he misled top White House officials about his contacts with Russian officials.
"Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings".
Critics call it a giant step over the line for a private citizen to try to set up covert communications with a hostile power like Russian Federation, particularly after US intelligence agencies accused Moscow of trying to interfere in the election to help Trump.
Trump aides had been hoping to get through the trip before making staffing decisions.
"Jared is doing a great job for the country", President Trump told the press Sunday. His last day has not yet been determined.
"Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the president and the president's policies moving forward", Priebus said.