At a private Christmas party at the White House last week, according to several attendees, the president gave multiple shout-outs from the podium to former campaign spokesman Jason Miller, now a CNN contributor, as well as to lobbyist and former campaign adviser David Urban. Insiders said Urban remains Trump’s top choice for U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, but could also come into the administration in some other role…

The president met with Lewandowski and several White House aides on Wednesday in the Oval Office for more than an hour, amid what outside advisers describe as a “big push” to get Lewandowski and former deputy campaign manager David Bossie into the White House.

A person familiar with the meeting — which also included Brad Parscale, who ran the digital operation for Trump’s campaign, and other West Wing aides — said Lewandowski got into an argument with White House political director Bill Stepien over what he views as the administration’s lack of direction.