"But has it become propaganda?"
The New Yorker magazine earlier this week reported on "seamlessly" close ties between Trump and Fox News, citing an expert on presidential studies who said the television network founded by Rupert Murdoch is the "closest we've come to having state TV". The campaign has moved to boost its communications staff as it faces a tough re-election effort against a crowded Democratic field.
Noting that the Trump Administration is now working on transforming the security clearance system to reflect new threats, modern technologies, and the nation's mobile workforce, the Senators emphasized the need to ensure that today's system operates with integrity, especially at the White House.
The Trump campaign has been staffing up in the past few weeks, bringing on communications director Tim Murtaugh, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and strategic communications director Marc Lotter. Often, he has stepped on the staff's planned message and stirred controversies they were left to try to explain to reporters.
A close ally of Ailes, Shine was accused in lawsuits of helping his boss cover up allegations of sexual harassment, although he was never directly accused of any wrongdoing.
But his legacy will be a mixed one.
The article went on to describe the access and interviews that members of the White House have granted exclusively to Fox News. While U.S. President Donald Trump made Poland the first stop on his European tour previous year, Poland President Andrzej Sebastian Duda is on his first trip to the White House.
Trump world was trying to describe his departure as a plus for the president's re-election campaign.