Trump friends, associates still go through his longtime secretary to contact him: report

 Trump friends, associates still go through his longtime secretary to contact him: report
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President Trump’s friends and associates still call his longtime Trump Tower secretary to get in touch with him instead of going through the White House, according to a new report.

Rhona Graff, who joined the Trump organization in 1987, has been working as a go-between for people who want to get in touch with the president to offer personal advice since his inauguration, Politico reported.

According to seven Trump associates who spoke with the news outlet, Graff continues to pass messages from friends of Trump, including many who have worked with her to connect with Trump for years.

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Graff, who lives in New York, reportedly connects Trump's contacts with his personal assistant in the White House, whom she helped train during the transition.

Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone called Graff a point of contact for “anyone who thinks the system in Washington will block their access.”

Stone says he goes through the longtime assistant.

“She’s a woman of excellent judgment who reflects her boss’s views. She has to field requests from a lot of people," he told Politico.

“If I wanted to get something to Trump without calling his cellphone, I’d send it to Rhona,” one Trump confidant said.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters denied, however, that Graff acts as a go-between at all.

“All correspondence goes through the White House," Walters said.