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Will Laura Ingraham Replace Sean Spicer as White House Press Secretary?

21 June 2017

Both Politico and Bloomberg reported Monday that the White House is reevaluating Spicer's role.

Pressed again for an answer - given that the heads of multiple agencies in the intelligence community, including former FBI Director James Comey, have said Russians definitely interfered in the election - he had a similar response. "We've been seeking input from individuals as far as ideas that they have and we've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration", Spicer said. "When we have an announcement of a personnel nature we'll let you know".

"I don't know why everybody is going along with this", Acosta said.

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There are potentially dozens of reasons why White House press briefings are now routinely held off-camera.

"The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he's just kind of useless", CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta said after the briefing.

I think the stories about [White House press secretary] Sean Spicer's removal from the White House were wrongheaded from the beginning. "[Press briefings are] one avenue to do that".

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Discussions about overhauling the White House communications office have been ongoing for several weeks, according to administration officials.

Spicer's time at the White House briefing room podium has decreased amid rumours that he would soon transition to a different role, with some suggesting the President was unhappy with Spicer's performance in the public-facing role, reports CNN. This Monday, Spicer announced that reporters will not even be allowed to record any audio clips of the briefings.

Trump's communications director, Michael Dubke, already has left his post.

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If Spicer does leave the role, it will end one of the more contentious relationships a White House press secretary has had with the media in recent years. Spicer has certainly made a name for himself during his short tenure as press secretary and, if he is indeed replaced, press briefings will likely certainly take on a markedly different tone and character. Martosko, the US political editor of London's Daily Mail, covered the Trump campaign and has interviewed for a senior communications job, a person familiar with the interviews told the AP.