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Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Set to Leave White House

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    Mike Dubke, the director of communications in Donald Trump's White House, is set to leave after three months on the job, NBC News confirmed. 

    A senior official told NBC News that the Republican media strategist submitted a letter of resignation. 

    Dubke's departure was first reported by Axios, which said he submitted the resignation May 18 and offered to stay on through Trump's first trip overseas. His official last day is unclear. 

    The move comes as Trump has been mulling role changes for his communications team, sources told NBC News. Asked Tuesday if Dubke's departure signals a broader shake-up of his team, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, "I think the president is very pleased with his team."

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    Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed that Friday would be Bannon’s last day, according to a statement from the press secretary that said they were “grateful for his service.”

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    Former campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, meanwhile, have been brought back into Trump's orbit, sources said.