dglobalnews.com Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium
Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

White House correspondent Jim Acosta reports on Twitter that Spicer could move into a new senior role with White House communications, which would open the spot at his podium.

"So the White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said during an appearance on "CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin". Traditionally, the White House carves out separate roles and staffs for the press secretary and communications director. Comey has said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes".

The shakeup would cap off Spicer's tumultuous six-month tenure at the White House podium, which made him not only one of the administration's most prominent personalities, but also the face of the White House's unfocused messaging strategy.

"I wish we had some video or some audio from this briefing to share with you, but the White House mandated that we are not allowed to cover the White House press secretary for the United States of America in that fashion", Acosta said. "If he can't come out and answer the questions and they are just not going to do on camera or audio, why are we having these briefings in the first place?"

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Unclear is who will take over the regular duties as press secretary - though President Trump is fond of Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' performance to date - or who will become communications director.

Acosta said the White House is "stonewalling" and called the situation "bizarre".

Politico reports that Spicer and Reince Priebus already has reached out to Laura Ingraham of Fox News for press secretary, and Daily Mail editor David Martosko for communications director.

When asked when the Trump administration would release a statement about the recordings, Spicer stated, "So it's possible that we have an answer to that by the end of this week".

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