[Ed. – This is merely the official acknowledgment of a move that has been in the works for at least a month.]
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, according to a White House official.
The official said Spicer decided to leave the White House because of President Donald Trump’s expected move to name Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director.
Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, is expected to be named White House communications director, according to multiple White House officials.
Scaramucci will replace Mike Dubke, who resigned from the job in May. He is stepping into the role as the White House is battling multiple Russia-related investigations, including whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Kremlin, and as the White House tries to revive the collapsed Obamacare repeal effort.
Scaramucci will likely join the White House after being blocked for other senior jobs, including director of the office of public liaison, which is in charge of managing the administration’s relationship with big business groups.