Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah Latest Trump Staffers Said to Be Eyeing Exit

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turns over the podium to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

White House Press secretary Sarah Sanders lashed out at a report that she and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are planning to leave the White House.

Sanders has reportedly told friends that she plans to leave the administration by the end of the year.

She tweeted that CBS News hadn't confirmed their report with her.

CBS reported she planned to leave by year's end and that Shah had not decided on a departure date.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah
Camera Icon White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj

Sanders has been a figure of rising importance in President Donald Trump's administration since she took over from her predecessor Sean Spicer.

Several White House staffers have left the administration over the last several months, some voluntarily and some involuntarily. Former communications director Hope Hicks is among those forced out.

Communications director Anthony Scaramucci was sacked last summer after a brief stint at the White House.


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