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Bill Shine to receive $7 million from Fox while working in White House

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  • White House communications chief Bill Shine will reportedly
    receive approximately $7 million from Fox News parent company
    21st Century Fox while working at the White House.
  • The payment is reportedly part of a severance package
    attached to Shine’s ouster from Fox News following the alleged
    mishandling of several sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Shine is one of several White House staff who have been
    scrutinized for potential conflicts of interest.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications
Bill Shine will receive approximately $7 million from Fox News’
parent company 21st Century Fox through 2019, according to a
financial disclosure
reviewed by CNBC
Friday.

The large sum, which comes on top of $8.4 million already
paid to Shine, is reportedly part of the severance package he
received after
being ousted
from the conservative media giant for his
handling of several sexual misconduct allegations at the
company. Shine has been accused of covering up allegations
against late Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.

Two months after Shine left Fox News, he was
hired by the White House
to replace Hope Hicks in the top
communications role, which has been in flux throughout President
Donald Trump’s tenure.

Compared to other top staff forced to leave Fox News,
Shine’s payout was relatively small — Bill
O’Reilly 
was paid $25 million and Ailes was
reportedly paid $40 million following their
respective misconduct allegations. Trump has
repeatedly hired
former Fox News staff and contributors, But
Shine is seemingly the first reported top White House official to
remain on the payroll of a major media company while employed by
the government. Business Insider has reached out to Fox and the
White House for comment.

Shine isn’t alone in receiving criticism for potential conflicts
of interest. Top White House advisers and Trump family members
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reported earning millions from
outside business ventures while working for the president,
according to
The Guardian

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