WASHINGTON, June 19 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.
Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus contacted conservative commentator Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to Politico.
"They bring us into the briefing room here at the White House and they wont answer these questions on camera, or let us record the audio".
More and more of Spicer's briefings have been off-camera in recent weeks, including Monday's.
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"America's support for Qatar is deep-rooted and not easily influenced by political changes", a Qatari official said. The State Department a year ago said it had authorized the sale of 72 F-15 Strike Eagle jets to Qatar.
On May 12, three days after he fired Comey, Trump said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations before Comey starts leaking to the press.
Comey told lawmakers that he hoped the tapes did exist since he was confident they would corroborate his memo. "It feels like we're sort of slowly but but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country".
Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who regularly fills in when Spicer's unavailable, reportedly said she isn't interested in being press secretary. More recently, reporters have noted, audio has been restricted as well. "If they can't give us the answers to the questions on camera or where we can record the audio, they're basically pointless".
"Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think that the White House for the United States of America should have these questions answered on camera so we can see what they're saying", he said. "He'll make another comment today at the technology summit. And there are days that I'll decide that the President's voice should be the one that speaks, and iterate his priorities".