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The White House Says It Won't Answer Questions About Russia Anymore

02 June 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes to try to contain political damage from investigations into Russian Federation and his presidential campaign.

"He has expressed his desire to leave the White House and made very clear that he would see through the president's worldwide trip", Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said about Dubke in an interview on Fox News, referring to Trump's first overseas trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday. Inovo paid the Flynn Intel Group $530,000 in 2016, according to a March filing by Flynn's company with the Justice Department.U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to Republican Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said he had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded". Trump denies any collusion between Russia and his campaign and has questioned the veracity of the USA intelligence finding.Trump fired Flynn in February for making misleading statements about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

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When asked point blank whether the White House disputed the back channel reports, Spicer said that the question, posed by The Washington Post's Phil Rucker, "presupposed facts that have not been confirmed". Spicer said the "common thread" of his overseas sojourn was terrorism and national security.

It isn't the White House press corps that deserves answers about Kushner's behavior and what, if any, connection there is between Russian hacking of the election and the Trump team; it's the people who elected him to office.

Suggesting that enough evidence regarding Kushner's implication existed regarded Russian collusion, Olbermann called Kushner out on several "charges". Trump has entertained bringing his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, more formally back into the fold.

White House Communications Director, Mike Dubke, is resigning just three months after joining the Trump administration.

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Both briefings included less than 20 minutes for questions - far less than most prior briefings - and ended with Spicer abruptly exiting the room to the consternation of reporters.

"If you're devising a secret comms plan with the Russians - to avoid your own government hearing your intentions - your loyalty is not to the U.S".

Spicer was asked on Tuesday whether Trump knew about reported efforts by Kushner in December to set up a back channel for communications with Russian Federation. Such guarantees are prohibited by the rules of the EB-5 program, which grants foreigners a USA green card in exchange for investing $500,000 or more in development projects in low employment areas of the United States.

"The reasons for my departure are personal, but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration".

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The White House Says It Won't Answer Questions About Russia Anymore