Bill Shine (television Executive)

Bill Shine resigns from White House to advise Trump campaign

Bill Shine. Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty Images

White House communications director Bill Shine has resigned and will serve as a senior adviser to President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Friday.

Details: The announcement didn't give a reason for Shine's departure. The bulk of Shine's career was spent as a producer and executive at Fox News, most recently serving as the network's co-president.

CNN seeks emergency hearing over White House's Acosta threat

Jim Acosta and Trump at press briefing
President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta in a heated exchange at a press conference on Nov. 7. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

CNN requested an emergency hearing in federal court on Monday after the White House sent its chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta a letter last week — signed by Sarah Sanders and Bill Shine — informing him that the administration intends to once again suspend his press pass at the end of the month.

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