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Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Remains a Mystery

The former USA first lady and NY senator then suggested that President Trump and his allies were using Twitter and other social media to sidetrack Americans' attention from the investigations into the influence of Russian Federation during the election campaign or the Republican health care bill.

Dubke's job was to work behind-the-scenes managing the White House communications strategy and responses to crises, such as the firing of FBI director James B. Comey, the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 USA election, and Jared Kushner's allegedly back channel communications with the Kremlin.

"In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus", Trump said in an interview on Fox News Channel early in his term. That said, 61% of Americans believe Trump does more harm than good when speaking on his own behalf, while 33% feel he does more good than bad. At the same time, he often undermines his staffers, contradicting their public statements and sending inflammatory tweets that derail their efforts to stay on topic.

Though the three networks weren't able to broadcast images of Spicer and some mainstream-media correspondent sniping back and forth, they knew full well that a Spicer press briefing - even a monomedia version - is worth carrying live. Nicholas Burns, the former U.S. ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation under George W. Bush, called Trump's meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders - which involved the shoving of prime minister - "the least effective of any American President since 1949". "He's always proven that". Dubke's departure supercharged rumors that the White House is looking to revamp its communications strategy. On an inquiry about the president's views on climate change, a subject of discussion for some time, he said he would have to check with the president.

White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, met in December with Russia's ambassador to the US and discussed whether a secret line of communication could be used to facilitate sensitive policy discussions about the conflict in Syria, according to a person familiar with the talks.

CNN on Wednesday reported that Comey will tell the Senate Intelligence Committee, as soon as next week, that Trump urged him to drop his ongoing investigation into Michael Flynn, whom the president fired as his national security advisor.

"That makes it much more cohesive", he said.

For Trump, the business of business isn't just in making a deal, but in making a deal with a friend, something that has helped him to great success in the past.




When Spicer accused the media of propagating fake and false stories during Tuesday's briefing, he provided a single inaccurate tweet about a minor story as evidence then refused to offer more examples.

Trump has already been asking Republicans about possible replacements for Priebus, including his current economic adviser Gary Cohn and lobbyist David Urban, according to Axios.

Trump hired Kasowitz last week to lead a legal team focused on steering the President through the various investigations into Russia's election meddling. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added in the weeks ahead. The subpoenas were approved for Flynn and Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and their related businesses.

Communications directors quit frequently, Hagle said.

A senior administration official said Kushner was keeping his head down and focusing on work after the foreign trip. Investigators said Kushner has critical information connected to the probe, but he is not suspected of committing a criminal act. The person and others discussing private conversations spoke on condition of anonymity.

Trump aides had been hoping to get through the trip before making staffing decisions.

So Spicer likely keeps his job for another day and everyone around Trump scrambles to keep theirs while Trump's 35 percenters keep marveling at how Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious their Dear Leader is and the rest of America laughs, cringes or weeps.

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