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Report: Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Secretary

Report: Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Secretary
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July 21

The Associated Press and The New York Times report Spicer resigned from his position on Friday.

This comes as President Donald Trump offered the job of White House communications director to Anthony Scaramucci on Friday morning, according to a senior administration official, a White House official and a source with knowledge. Scaramucci accepted.

The position has been vacant since longtime Republican strategist Mike Dubke resigned from the communications director post in late May after about three months on the job, leaving White House press secretary Sean Spicer to take on many of those duties.

The communications director position is a first for Scaramucci, who has never held a formal political communications role.

Scaramucci will step into the role — typically one of the most sought-after in political communications — at a time when the White House remains engulfed in the ongoing drip of stories about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians and the special counsel investigation probing the matter.

Scaramucci will step into the role a month after he began a role as vice president and chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank.

But the New York hedge fund manager has been a prominent TV surrogate for the President — during the campaign and since he was sworn in — and previously hosted a financial news show.

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