White House aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

Marsha Scott
June 1, 2017

According to another Trump administration and former campaign official who spoke anonymously to the Beast, Lewandowski would "only add to the toxicity of the White House". Dubke offered his resignation on May 18, prior to President Trump's overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe. His last day has not yet been determined.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said Dubke had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded".

Dubke joined the administration in February after he was brought in by Sean Spicer, who served as both press secretary and communications director in the opening days of the Trump administration. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specializes in political advertising.

But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles.

It's a complete 180 from a year ago when Trump and many other Republicans made Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server the centrepiece of the 2016 presidential campaign. David Bossie, who served as a deputy campaign manager for Trump, will not be named communications director.

"I honestly can't say that it's going to be a wave", one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters at the White House. "Throughout the trip, that was the common thread - that uniting the Muslim world, talking about it with (Israeli) Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu, talking about it even with the Pope, that wherever he went on this nine-day trip, protecting our country, protecting the world's people was at the front of that discussion", Spicer said.

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"He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's global trip and come to work every day and work hard even through that trip", Conway said.

US President Donald Trump's communications director, Mike Dubke, is set to leave after three months in his White House post, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday. Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's rough start on the White House's communications strategy.

Russian government officials discussed having potentially "derogatory" information about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and some of his top aides in conversations intercepted by US intelligence during the 2016 election, according to two former intelligence officials and a congressional source.

But they're also a way around intelligence agencies, which raises questions about why White House adviser (and President Trump's son-in-law) Jared Kushner attempted to create a backchannel with Russian Federation before Trump transitioned into office.

Trump has said the Russian Federation case was on his mind when he fired Comey, who wrote in a memo that Trump had asked him to shut down its look into a key figure in the investigation - former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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