Mike Dubke, White House Communications Director, Quits

The FBI headquarters

The FBI headquarters

His comments came on the heels of the resignation of White House Communications Director Mike Dubke-who did not have a relationship with Trump prior to taking the post.

A December meeting between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of the senior advisers in the Trump administration, and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower focused on Syria, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News Monday.

It's not yet clear when Dubke will leave the White House, but he could depart as soon as Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

Trump has been rumored to consider replacing some of his staff with producers from the Fox News television channel.

It comes just three months after his appointment by President Donald Trump. Trump officials were preparing to establish a "war room" to address an issue that has begun to dominate his young presidency.

However, the official line from within the White House is that Trump and Dubke are "parting on good terms".

Meanwhile, Trump's personal attorney visited the White House over the weekend sparking speculation that Trump is gearing up for a long legal battle over some of these brewing investigations.

Other potential staff changes could be in the works, according to Axios News, which first reported Dubke's departure, including fewer on-camera news briefings by Spicer, the White House press secretary. But the timing of their meeting and Russia's role in interfering with the U.S. election has raised questions. Frustration amongst communications team members reportedly peaked after they were kept in the dark regarding the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Dubke resigned just before Trump left on his foreign trip but will stay on until a transition is concluded, Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, said.

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee also said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a bigger threat to national security than ISIS. "And I think we can expect that", Haley said in response to a question.

"When you have a communications team, they have to have that relationship with the president to understand how he communicates". "It's bad for the prospects of calm at the White House".

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