Mike Dubke, Trump's communications director, is leaving the White House


Second, the idea of using only Russian communications equipment for the proposed dialogue suggests the Trump administration had something to hide from US intelligence agencies.

Other changes are brewing, including the possibility of fewer daily press conferences from Spicer - something Trump publicly threatened in recent weeks. Dubke, who was only on the job for a little over three months, had been a Spicer ally in the White House.

Trump has not yet nominated a No. 2 at the Agriculture Department, Education Department, Department of Veterans Affairs or Environmental Protection Agency, and dozens of top positions at every federal agency remain vacant.

"I want to thank Mike Dubke for his service to President Trump and this administration", chief of staff Reince Priebus said in a statement. Several people don't know where they stand, which adds to the uncertainty.

Though under scrutiny by the FBI, Kushner has yet to be accused of unlawful behavior, and he has offered to share any information about meetings with Russian officials. "They have a real talent problem that continues to grow". The White House declined to comment, saying Cohen is not an employee of the administration. The Trump relative suggested Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. for the private talks, Kisylak reportedly said. "This White House is filled with some of the finest and hardest working men and women in the American government".

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During his trip overseas, the volume of Donald Trump's tweets slowed down considerably - he was nearly certainly watching a lot less television - and some wondered whether the president might be turning over a new leaf, adopting a more disciplined communications posture. The move could also lessen the reportedly constant infighting between White House staffers and advisers, like Steve Bannon.

"It is never as bad as folks think it is on the outside", one official said. Dubke was then hired to fulfill the communications director responsibilities. The meeting included another senior adviser in the Trump administration, as well. This is being seen as a sign of a much larger shakeup within the White House.

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This week, that means dealing with the continuation of the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the transition into the White House.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer pushed back Tuesday on the idea that a broader reorganization was imminent, but he acknowledged the president is frustrated with news stories "that are absolutely false, that are not based in fact".