White House communications director Michael Dubke announced his resignation this week and, amid reports of an imminent shake up, there has been much speculation about Spicer's future as press secretary.
Trump administration officials also wouldn't say what type of cellphone the US president was using or describe any security upgrades it might include.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top communications aide to President Donald Trump has resigned, in what many inside and outside the White House see as the first shoe to drop before a wider overhaul.
Dubke's hiring had been meant to lighten the load on Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, who had also been handling the duties of communications director during Trump's first month in office.
Dubke is still coming in to work and his last day has not yet been set.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke in a statement and said he had "offered to remain onboard until a transition is concluded".
Despite pushback, however, there was no denial of the latest twist in the Russian Federation investigation: that son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner is now under scrutiny.
"Well, I haven't talked to him since all of this came out", Haley said.
President Donald Trump should focus more on his agenda and not allow himself to be distracted by the Russian Federation controversy, Rep. Sean Duffy said Wednesday.
The president seemed to make a joke about the incident several hours later, tweeting: "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"???".
Co-host Brian Kilmeade prompted Conway to explain whether it was the Russians or Kushner who proposed the secret communications.
Kushner failed to disclose meetings during the transition period with Russian officials and the head of a state-linked bank under USA sanctions on forms used to obtain the clearance.
Still, Kushner should have disclose the contacts, but nobody knows if he had been told if he should or should not disclose them, Duffy said.
But that isn't what's commonly thought of as a "back channel" - where unofficial talks happen with another country, or sensitive negotiations are conducted through a third nation with which the USA doesn't have diplomatic relations.
The New York Times reported that the White House reached out to four different people about becoming the president's new communications director, but all four "declined to be considered".
Trump posted a tweet Tuesday saying "we have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military".
The poll surveyed 1,002 adults in the USA, and it was conducted over the phone from May 13 to May 17 (though no interviews were conducted on May 14).