Politics White House discussing moving Spicer to senior communications role-official

23:55  19 june  2017
23:55  19 june  2017 Source:   Reuters

Sanders gives White House briefing in surprise sub for Spicer

  Sanders gives White House briefing in surprise sub for Spicer Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders subbed for Sean Spicer at Tuesday's daily press briefing. Sanders's surprise appearance came as Spicer, who was scheduled to lead the briefing, was on Capitol Hill with other White House officials trying to salvage the Senate GOP's healthcare plan.Sanders's surprise appearance came as Spicer, who was scheduled to lead the briefing, was on Capitol Hill with other White House officials trying to salvage the Senate GOP's healthcare plan.

staff at the White House , said a senior administration official , who required anonymity to discuss a personnel move that has not yet been formally During the first few weeks of the presidency, Spicer held the dual roles of press secretary and communications director, but it became too much for him.

Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News personality Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to a White House official .

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer leaves the Diplomatic Room following a statement by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning the morning shooting that injured a member of Congress and law enforcement officers at the White House June 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer leaves the Diplomatic Room following a statement by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning the morning shooting that injured a member of Congress and law enforcement officers at the White House June 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The White House is considering shifting press secretary Sean Spicer away from the daily spokesman role and into a senior communications role but no such move is imminent, a senior White House official said on Monday.

Spicer has been a frequent source of criticism for his performance at the White House lectern during daily news briefings, although President Donald Trump has stood by him through a variety of controversies.

Spicer is currently doing double duty as press secretary and communications director after the previous communications director, Michael Dubke, resigned May 30. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Tom Brown)

Press briefing crackdown worries Trump allies .
The press briefings have gone dark. The briefings, regularly conducted four or five times a week in both the Obama administration and in the early weeks of the Trump administration, have been held far less frequently of late. The briefings, regularly conducted four or five times a week in both the Obama administration and in the early weeks of the Trump administration, have been held far less frequently of late.

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