Corey Lewandowski Says He's Open to Returning to Trump's Team

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Washington officials have said that, beyond the role of White House Communications Director, "other staff changes might be expected in the coming weeks".

On Wednesday, reporters asked press secretary Sean Spicer for White House reactions to former FBI Director James Comey saying he plans to testify in front of a congressional committee.

President Donald Trump has said it's hard for his communications people to speak for him, and has shown interest in wanting to speak more directly with the American people. "In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Because I think I've done great things, but I don't think I have - I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public".

For the foreseeable future, they say, Spicer is White House press secretary and will continue to hold press briefings.

There are now 442 key executive branch positions that President Donald Trump has not nominated anyone for, and that process may stall even further given a brewing controversy over the president and his associates' potential ties to Russian Federation.

A Republican consultant, Dubke joined the White House team in February.

Mr. Dubke offered his resignation earlier this month, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Tuesday, but offered to stay on during the President's first foreign trip.

Spicer spent a few days working at the Pentagon as the rumors circulated, as part of his U.S. Navy Reserve duty.

The Trump White House has announced nominees for just 117 of the 559 positions requiring Senate confirmation.

But Spicer isn't the only White House staffer lavishing praise on Trump.

"If you are Macron or the leader of any country and you get the cellphone number of the president of the United States, it's reasonable to assume that they'd hand it right over to their intel service", said Ashley Deeks, a law professor at the University of Virginia who formerly served as the assistant legal adviser for political-military affairs in the U.S. State Department.

Senator Patrick Leahy and Representatives John Conyers and Zoe Lofgren, in the nine-page letter dated Thursday and sent to Kushner Companies President Laurent Morali, asked for details about the company's controversial May road show in China, where the developer offered investors a chance to get USA visas under the EB-5 program if they put money in a project in New Jersey, One Journal Square.

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