Spicer avoids specifics in first White House press briefing since overseas trip

Mr Dubke is the latest White House staffer to leave this administration as scrutiny intensifies over contacts Trump staffers may have had with Russian government officials during the campaign and transition period. He shares his insight on the unnamed sources who say Jared Kushner's possible back-channeling was Russia's idea.

Jason Miller, the Trump campaign's senior communications adviser, was slated to serve as communications director in the White House, but he stepped aside a few weeks before Inauguration Day, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.

"I think that he is frustrated, like I am and like so many others, to see stories come out that are patently false, to see narratives that are wrong, to see fake news", Spicer told reporters.

Mr. Dubke's resignation comes at a very turbulent time for the administration, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in the middle of investigating Trump's alleged links to the Russians.

To drive home the size of these expectations, Trump turned his attention directly to Kushner - the grandson of Holocaust survivors, who still observes the Sabbath - to say: "If you can't produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can, okay?"

More news: President Trump saluting US military personnel in Italy

In direct contrast to both Spicer's and Trump's attacks on the mainstream news media for using anonymous sourcing, in this case - when the article in question supports a version of reality of which he and his approve - Spicer appears to think such methods are legitimate.

In fact, Clinton's staff shake-up was much more extensive than what Trump has done so far, going all the way to the top of his administration, according to Patrick Maney, a Professor of History at Boston College and author of Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President.

On Twitter, President Trump said "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA - and how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election - has taken over the fake news". Epshteyn said. "Again, if you have a problem with how the president is handling his foreign policy, you can speak at the ballot box in three and a half years".

Lewandowski tells "Fox & Friends" that he wants to help promote Trump's agenda whether he's inside the White House or not. His last day has not yet been determined.

Whether Lewandowski ends up involved in the White House communications team or not, this administration has a big task ahead.

More news: Graco Just Recalled Over 25000 Child Car Seat Restraints

Dubke's exit comes as Trump weighs larger staff changes as he tries to contain the deepening scandals related to ties between Russian Federation and his campaign.

Ultimately, the best messenger is the president himself. However, POLITICO alleges that the U.S. President has in recent days been considering bringing back those who worked for him during his 2016 election campaign.

"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.

Tommy Vietor, who was a spokesman for President Barack Obama, said former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs once gave him this advice: "The first rule of spin is that it has to be believable".

More news: Assange hails ''important victory'' after Sweden drops rape investigation

  • Steven Gerrard: Klopp will attract top players to Liverpool

    It is clear that Gerrard and Klopp have a strong relationship, with the Reds manager nearly acting as a mentor to the incoming U18s coach.

    Leaders of G7 nations begin summit in Italy

    Trump, asked by reporters in Taormina whether he had accused Germany of being " very bad " on trade , did not respond. Gentiloni had gone into the summit acknowledging deep divisions but hoping for some sign of flexibility from the US.

    Eight-year-old attack victim a 'beautiful little girl'

    The U.K.'s terror threat level has been raised to "critical", its highest point, meaning an attack is expected imminently . Britain raised its threat level to "critical" amid concerns that the 22-year-old Abedi may have accomplices.
  • Gas prices are relatively low as the Memorial Day weekend begins

    Gas prices are relatively low as the Memorial Day weekend begins

    California leapfrogged Hawaii, where regular averaged $3.06, to become the most expensive state for gas at $3.10 for regular. USA oil production from shale rock has soared since January, offsetting OPEC's cuts and keeping a lid on oil prices.
    Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

    Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

    The budget says agricultural conservation "is not an inherently governmental function" and calls for more private-sector funding. Budget proposals should support rural America and USA farmers but this current budget misses that mark.

    Pep Guardiola praises referee for "brave" penalty decision

    Even so, it seemed to sum up a frustrating season for Mahrez who has struggled to rediscover the form that saw him named PFA Player of the Year 12 months ago.
  • Oil inches up in quiet holiday trade, focus on crude glut

    Brent for July settlement was at $52.05 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, down 10 cents. Trading was subdued due to public holidays in China , the United States and Britain.

    Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

    They've already proven who they are, and there's no longer a doubt whether or not this season was a success - it was. I think that goes with coaching staff, players, and everybody just has to get better to get back to this situation".

    Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Finals

    His 13 playoff points led the Predators offensive threat, and finding someone to fill that void will be clutch for Nashville . Saturday's Game 5 was the first game that Johansen missed since coming to Nashville in a trade with Columbus in January 2016.
  • Elvis Week to feature concerts, auction, candlelight vigil

    Elvis Week to feature concerts, auction, candlelight vigil

    Elvis Presley traveled in style, needless to say. "It's been five or six years since there have been any tours of it", said Stark. The jet has been sitting on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico for over 30 years with red velvet seats and a redshag carpet.
    Snapchat lets you create shared Stories with friends

    Snapchat lets you create shared Stories with friends

    Instagram has been bulking up the Explore tab if you have not noticed lately, with this move continuing that trend. Snapchat said the custom Stories update is rolling out and should be available by Wednesday.
    'Twin Peaks': What the Critics Are Saying

    'Twin Peaks': What the Critics Are Saying

    That's all true - but this is a world of which this new " Twin Peaks " wants no part. Now 71, Lynch spent 10 minutes ducking questions about the new Twin Peaks .