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Trump Struggles to Regain Footing After Staff Defections

  • Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns, replaced by deputy
  • Anthony Scaramucci debuts as communications director
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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday following President Donald Trump's move to hire financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on 'Bloomberg Markets.' (Source: Bloomberg)

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President Donald Trump sought to impose order in his White House in the face of a widening Russia probe on Friday, ending a tumultuous week by appointing a new lead lawyer, sidelining his old one and hiring a new communications director as two top spokesmen quit in protest.

The changes leave Trump with new leaders on his legal and communications teams heading into a week when the highest-ranking White House official so far will appear before a congressional committee. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday.