WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns


MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle said on Tuesday that sources have told her that a lot of White House staffers will walk away if President Trump is serious about bringing his former campaign officials back into the fold.

Dubke's Crossroads Media, a political ad company, was closely aligned with former Bush White House strategist Karl Rove and his political firm, Crossroads GPS. The White House has also not provided a name of who will be replacing Dubke's role.

Trump, fresh off his foreign trip, returned to Washington this weekend facing not only congressional probes but the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Trump's associates and Russian Federation as the Kremlin allegedly tried to tip the election Trump's way.

Then, after every White House surrogate - including the president himself - lined up behind a story that pinned responsibility for Comey's firing on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Trump went on national television and said Rosenstein was irrelevant. Dubke has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign's dealings with Russian Federation.

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke is out, CBS News can confirm.

Meanwhile, US Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the so-called Islamic State group and also admitted that Donald Trump makes him "nervous". According to The New Yorker, which cites an unnamed White House official, it lasted "just for a few minutes."

Trump accepted Dubke's offer, but his official last day has not been set and he was still expected to be at the White House on Tuesday.

Without question, the White House communications team has been less than stellar.

The White House does have a "nucleus of a good team" that is dedicated to Trump and his agenda, but it does need to "beef it up" when it comes to adding people loyal to the president, said Bossie. Trump has repeatedly expressed frustration with internal leaks to the media from the White House. His appointment came with some criticism, as CNN reported at the time that some inside the White House said they would have preferred a veteran from the campaign.

Trump did not immediately address Dubke's resignation. "Very bad for U.S. This will change", He tweeted at about 7 a.m. ET.

"We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military", Trump fired back on Tuesday. There was little movement on Trump's legislative agenda.