White House spokesman quits as Russia probe deepens

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 24, 2017

According to anonymous insiders who spoke to The New York Times, Spicer believed Scaramucci's hiring would "add to the confusion and uncertainty already engulfing the White House".

But speaking at the White House after his appointment, Mr Scaramucci praised Mr Spicer.

Spicer will leave the White House next month and Huckabee Sanders will succeed him. "I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities, just look at his great television ratings".

There's a lot of sharks and scorpions in there and (Scaramucci and new press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders) need to show they can throw sharp elbows, too.

Sean Spicer, the embattled White House press secretary, resigned yesterday, ending a tumultuous tenure attempting to defend President Donald Trump.

The interview was with Breitbart's Sirius XM radio station, a conservative news outlet favoured by President Trump due to its positive coverage of his presidency.

"So if the president says it, let me do more research on it, but my guess is that there's probably some level of truth to that", he said.

The anonymous source behind a claim of doubts about Russia's alleged interference in the USA election cited by Donald Trump's new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, turned out to be...

In the last month Sarah Huckabee Sanders had nearly entirely taken on the role of addressing the press, carrying out daily off-camera briefings while Mr Spicer took a more behind the scenes role.

"The good news is that we've diagnosed the problem", Scaramucci told host Matt Boyle, Breitbart's political editor. "I was supporting another candidate, I should have never said that about him".

It memorably led to Kellyanne Conway, a White House adviser, describing Mr Spicer's words as "alternative facts".

GONYEA: Scaramucci ended the session by blowing a kiss to reporters in the room and made his exit.

Priebus and Spicer spent years working closely together at the Republican National Committee.

Sanders is the first mother to have the White House press secretary position.

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