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Former Fox News co-president Bill Shine has spoken to White House officials about joining President Trump’s communications team, according to The New York Times.
Shine was a Roger Ailes protégé who is credited with much of Fox News’ success. He stepped down in May after being named in several lawsuits regarding sexual harassment at the network. Shine was never accused of harassment himself and denies all wrongdoing.
Shine was at the White House last week with for dinner with Trump, Fox News stars Sean Hannity and Kimberly Guilfoyle and now-former communications director Anthony Scaramucci. The White House needs a new communications director because Scaramucci was let go after only 10 days. When news of the dinner leaked to the media, Scaramucci called a reporter and lashed out in an on-the-record conversation filled with profanity.