Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

As Simmons tried to walk alongside Gorkov, the correspondent said, "please don't push me out the way". He ended it nearly speechless, incapable or unwilling to answer even the most basic questions about President Trump and the administration's policies.

"It feels as though every new development is targeting either the high-end luxury tenants or affordable housing; what is being done for the middle class?" moderator David Kaufman asked the panel, which included Jeff Blau, CEO of Related; Abby Hamlin, founder and president of Hamlin Ventures; Steve Witkoff, founder of Witkoff Group; and Kushner, CEO of Kushner Properties.

"I think an investigator would be curious as to whether the president, who necessarily exists in a very unique bubble, was using his tweets and other public statements to communicate with, coordinate with, or direct witnesses", said Michael Forde, a trial lawyer who represents Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The White House and the Russian bank have offered conflicting explanations for the meeting between Kushner and Sergey Gorkov, a Putin appointee, which has only fueled the intrigue around the senior Trump aide who was named as a point of focus in the FBI's criminal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

On the other hand, Sen.

"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. "I know that some administration officials are saying 'Well, that's standard procedure.' I don't think it's standard procedure before the inauguration of the president of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position".

"Now we know that he is likely the subject of the FBI's counterintelligence probe. In fact, you can't make it up". Shortly after the election, Kushner is reported to have discussed setting up a secret communications channel with the Russian government to facilitate sensitive discussions about the conflict in Syria.

With the Trump administration enduring daily turmoil, one wonders how the president will deal with Kushner, a relative he can't throw under the bus, or can he?

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation Tuesday.

When Dubke was hired - after an extended search - the spin from Trump allies was that Dubke being brought on was a sign of Trump's willingness to step outside his small circle of loyal advisers to find talent.

Kushner, married to Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, has been said to have a close relationship with the president. "It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments". - Trump never really accepted Dubke as one of his people.

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