Former White House press officer Boris Epshteyn questioned in Russia probe

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The White House has denied that Trump pressured Comey in any way, though the Federal Bureau of Investigation director is believed to have written detailed memos on his discussions with the president that indicate the opposite.

"It has been a privilege to serve this president", Dubke said in a phone interview.

Asked about the possible changes in Tuesday afternoon's briefing, Spicer said, "I think the president is very pleased with his team". "He has a lot of respect for her".

Politico first reported Dubke's resignation. The press secretary cited a tweet from over the weekend, and reporters pushed back again. Plus, they pay far less than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and military. In fact, one of the Russian officials Kushner was allegedly working with has been blacklisted by US intelligence. He says that is "what the president called for".

Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's investigation of the matter.

Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon have been laying the groundwork for the new "war room" that will also involve Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, sources told Reuters.

The House intelligence committee's request for information from Cohen came as the investigators continued to scrutinize members of Trump's inner circle.

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Former Acting Director of CIA Michael Morell, on "CBS This Morning", May 24, 2017. Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman also met with the president but removed his name from consideration.

Dubke's last day as White House communications director has not been set yet, officials said.

"I know some administration officials are saying this is standard procedure", he said.

Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his worldwide trip earlier this month.

"If I can be helpful, I've been very clear I want to make sure this president's agenda gets done", Lewandowski said during his Fox News appearance.

Investigators want to know why Kushner secretly met in December with officials at the NY branch of a Russian bank, ABC News reports. "They just tried to affect the outcome of the French election".

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