Ex-Fox News executive reportedly in the mix for White House position

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 2, 2017

Hannity relayed to the Times that Shine's employment did not come up during the dinner.

Bill Shine, a one-time co-president with Fox who was close to the late Roger Ailes, the network's founder, has spoken to Team Trump about signing on, The New York Times reported.

Ailes died on May 18 as the scandal reached fever pitch. At Fox News, the pair talked several times a day, and Mr. Hannity, in an unusual move, publicly defended Mr. Shine when the executive's job was in jeopardy, saying that his exit would mark "the total end" of Fox News "as we know it".

According to two senior administration officials, Shine took part in private conversations with the Trump team about a potential position in the administration.

One person said the role would be of a behind-the-scenes nature and would focus on Shine's expertise in production. Shine was reportedly recently approached by White House officials about the gig.

Hannity however insisted that his job prospects were not discussed at last week's dinner and added: 'Bill Shine is talented enough that he doesn't need my help in getting a job in the White House or any other position'.

The White House communications team is now in disarray.

Shine is seen at Trump Tower in November past year.

Trump is an eager consumer of Fox News Channel.

His departure swiftly followed a foul-mouthed rant by Scaramucci to the New Yorker in which he was labeled a "f***ing paranoid schizophrenic" and "c**k blocker". Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Monday - just 11 days after he was announced for the job.

Dubke was asked to leave in May.

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