The most recent staff shakeup was anticipated before Mr. Trump left for his overseas trip as the administration fell under a series of missteps including reports that Mr. Trump had divulged classified information to Russian officials at a White House meeting.
"Because there is no reason to, frankly", she said.
CNN's correspondent Him Acosta said reporters make mistake, while Baker accused Spicer of blowing the incident out of proportion.
Dubke's departure comes as aides say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of possible ties between his campaign and Moscow.
A president "doesn't carry with him a secure phone", Chollet said.
"Our job, we are focused on the president's agenda", Spicer said in a 12-minute, off-camera press gaggle, adding that "going forward", Kasowitz will answer any press questions about the Russian Federation investigation. In this case, objectively, the president's tweet did not speak for itself.
- White House Communications Director Michael Dubke handed in his resignation to President Donald Trump on May 18, but agreed to stay on until the president names a replacement. Trump will also take more questions directly from the media.
Dubke oversaw the White House communications office, which ran press and other outreach efforts. President Barack Obama's and President George W. Bush's communications directors also quit a few months into the job, he pointed out.
"They get along very well", said Spicer.
Monmouth University released a new poll of 1,000 people that shows that may not be the best idea for his administration.
"It's a tough job, especially when the press may be a little more aggressive", during times of controversy like the current administration is experiencing.
Asked at an off-camera briefing for reaction to upcoming congressional testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, press secretary Sean Spicer referred questions for the first time to the newly named outside lawyer. That development could carry positive and negative consequences, Hagle said.
You can listen to the entire exchange below-if you really want to.
"Mike will assist with the transition and be a strong advocate for the president and the president's policies moving forward", he said.
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