Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

White House correspondent Jim Acosta vents about Trump administration press Secretary Sean Spicer. Instead, he'll be promoted to a position overseeing both White House communications strategy and press relations-part of a broader restructure after communications director Michael Dubke resigned last month.

Sanders said in a statement, "We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation".

Shortly after Comey was terminated from his position, Trump hinted in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded and that Comey should therefore avoid leaking to the press. The discussions on reorganizing the White House communications operation are still preliminary and no final decision has been made, the people said. "The president owes him this much for all he's done for him".

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.

Journalist Jim Acosta, the senior White House correspondent for CNN, was among those expressing alarm and frustration on Monday after the White House held a press briefing that barred the use of both audio and video recordings.

Previous reports have said that President Trump is looking to shake up his communications team, especially in the aftermath in the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Spicer later expressed frustration that other reporters who had observed the scene didn't come to his defense and explain that he was talking with someone on a sidewalk hemmed by shrubbery, not literally hiding in bushes.

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