Crack in Trump's camp *White House top aide resigns

By Editor on 30/05/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 452


The White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned, in the first sign that a long-expected staff shakeup by President Donald Trump, has begun.

Senior White House officials confirmed to the Guardian that Dubke handed in his resignation on 18 May, before Trump left for his first overseas trip.

White House aide Kellyanne Conway said on Fox and Friends, meanwhile: “He has expressed his desire to leave the White House, and made very clear that he would see through the president’s international trip and come to work every day, and work hard through that trip.”

Trump has been reported to be considering a shakeup, with press secretary Sean Spicer believed to be likely to be moved. Conway, who has previously dismissed stories that have later proved to be true, brushed off speculation that more changes were coming.

“In terms of quote ‘staff shakeups’ I always read things that simply aren’t true,” Conway said. “I work here every day, it’s much more collaborative than people realize. We’re constantly being told by people who’ve never worked in the White House, let alone this White House, what’s going on here.”

She added: “I also would note, because many people again misreported this, that Sean Spicer is expected back at the podium today for an on-the-record briefing at 2pm.”

According to a report in Axios, Trump is considering an overhaul to the White House communications strategy, which could include fewer on-camera briefings.

“There will always be White House briefings,” Conway said. “Not every briefing has to be on camera.”


Image result for Michael Dubke


Trump, meanwhile, apparently bypassing his communications team, fired off two tweets on Tuesday, dismissing the Russia investigation as “fake news”.

“Russian officials must be laughing at the US on how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the fake news,” the President wrote.

Trump has repeatedly refused to accept the conclusion by US intelligence agencies that Moscow disrupted the 2016 presidential election by hacking Democratic emails. The FBI and at least three congressional committees and subcommittees are investigation Russian interference, and a special counsel was recently appointed to investigate whether Trump’s associates may have colluded with Russia during the campaign.

The tweet follows a report by the Washington Post that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, sought a “back channel” to communicate secretly with the Kremlin. In a statement to the New York Times, Trump said he has “total confidence” in his son-in-law.

In a string of early morning tweets on Sunday, of which some were deleted and reposted for spelling errors, Trump said it was his opinion that “many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNewsmedia.”

Trump also resurfaced his criticism of Germany on Tuesday, admonishing the US ally for what he has repeatedly mischaracterized as a failure to “pay their fair share” to the NATO alliance and the country’s military.

The rebuke may have been prompted by the suggestion by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, that her country needs can no longer completely rely on longstanding British and US allies

“We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military,” he tweeted. “Very bad for US. This will change.”




Source The Guardian UK

Posted on May, 30 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

You may also like...
BREAKING: Spanish Supreme Court confirms Messi’s 21-month jail...

Iwobi, Omeruo return; Ighalo out as Rohr calls...

US Open winner, Stephens quits Tennis

FIFA Race: Lamentations of Odegbemi

Kalu’s APC move changes Nothing – The Sun...

BREAKING: Police backs down, gives Tuface 'All Clear'...

Dogara to El Rufai, other Govs: Security Votes,...

Not Bill Gates, Bezos; Putin is world richest...

New Lagos Police Commissioner blows hot, fires senior...
Latest News BREAKING: At last, 2018 budget finds its way back to Villa Tuesday, May 29 is public holidays -FG I treated my deputy fairly like no other, no misunderstanding between us - Bauchi Governor Like in Senate, Police get back stolen Mace at Gombe state Assembly Hope rises on US, North Korea talks as Trump insists on June 12 meeting Rohr runs 'the rules' for Super Eagles ahead 2018 W/Cup In Asaba, Ritualists murder pregnant woman, cart away vital parts Doubles: Serena, Venus get French Open wildcards Bitcoin scam leaves many South Africans stranded amidst groaning Clampdown of PDP officials continues as former Kaduna Governor, Yero lands in EFCC net


Most Read BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (36,676 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (24,250 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (22,032 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (20,922 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (13,994 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (13,309 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (12,335 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (11,355 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (10,385 views) Biafra: S’East governors, Ohanaeze to meet Buhari over Kanu (10,319 views)


News Appointments (154) Business (264) Crime (691) Economy (443) Education (168) Entertainment (100) Fashion and Style (7) General (271) Health (313) Inside Africa (237) Interviews (14) National (704) Politics (2136) Press Releases (3) Religion (141) Security (1162) Sports (1958) Technology (20) World News (429)


CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway



Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up