Bill Shine Subpoenaed Last Year in Criminal Investigation of Fox News Harassment Case (Report)

Reps for the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment rom TheWrap

White House communications chief Bill Shine’s troubled tenure running Fox News continues to surface.

On Friday, The New York Times reported that the former co-president of the news network was subpoenaed in 2017 as part of a criminal investigation into the company’s handling of multiple accusations of sexual harassment by top executives like former CEO Roger Ailes and on-air talent.

Though Shine was never personally accused of misconduct, he has been named in multiple civil suits against the channel with claims that he did not properly address complaints.

Reps for the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

The report comes just weeks after Shine joined the Trump White House to lead the communications team, capping a long search to replace Hope Hicks. He is the fourth person to hold the turbulent job since Trump took office last year.

Many questioned his appointment given his high-profile position at Fox News when the accusations of misconduct — as well as pricey settlements to female staffers — first came to light.

Shine, a former protege of Ailes, was ousted last May as co-president, with Jack Abernethy remaining at the company. The two had been promoted to lead the network after the removal of Ailes as CEO in July 2016.

The television executive’s first major test on the job came as President Trump faced brutal fallout over his widely panned joint press conference with Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.