A potential White House leak has been exposed and the results might have revealed information about Sarah Sanders that could be considered controversial, but have yet to be proven true. Various reports have alleged that Press Secretary Sanders and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah will be leaving the White House by the end of the year.
Reports say Sarah Sanders has told immediate friends that she plans to leave the Trump White House by the end of the year, although she later disputed this claim on Twitter. Sanders stated on Twitter: “Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my “plans to leave the WH” without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS”
CBS later went on to claim that no date was set for the resignation.
Here is more on the situation regarding Sarah Sanders and a potential White House leak provided by CBS News:
“Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, according to sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders, who has become a confidante of President Trump since the departure of former communications director Hope Hicks, has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.
Shah is also considering his exit, but he has not yet settled on an exact date. Neither Sanders nor Shah responded to repeated requests for comment before this story was published. When reached Wednesday evening, both declined to comment on the record, and Sanders tweeted that she is “honored to work for
Several other lower-level positions in the communications department left vacant in recent weeks are likely to remain unfilled, with more departures expected in the coming weeks, according to a former official.
Numerous staffers have left the White House over the last several months, some voluntarily and others having been forced out. Those departures include Hicks; Jared Kushner’s top communications aide, Josh Raffel; homeland security adviser Tom Bossert; National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton; Trump personal aide John McEntee; director of White House message strategy Cliff Simms; communications aide Steven Cheung; congressional communications director Kaelan Dorr; assistant press secretary Natalie Strom; and deputy director of media affairs Tyler Ross.
Over the course of the Trump administration, the White House has consolidated its workforce, eliminating jobs and assigning multiple portfolios of responsibility to individual staffers. Some positions have never been filled. Despite the smaller number of positions, the record-setting turnover rate has not slowed. Less than halfway through Mr. Trump’s term, the turnover rate stands at 51 percent, according to the Brookings Institution. Turnover during Mr. Trump’s first year in office was 34 percent — nearly four times higher than turnover during the first year of the Obama administration.
“There will be even more people leaving the White House sooner rather than later, laid off or just leaving out of exhaustion. And it is going to be harder to find good people to replace them,” a source close to the administration told CBS News. “I do think they’re going to have a harder time getting the second wave of people in than the first, because those people were loyalists, and [new] folks will have to be recruited and encouraged and then survive the vetting process. In addition to all of that, the president prefers to have a small communications staff.”
CBS News states they reached out to Sanders and Shah before the story broke, but weren’t able to get a reply from either of them. Sarah Sanders is very clear in her tweet this morning that she never spoke with CBS News about the rumor.
Independent journalist Mike Cernovich is alleging that Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah was the one who leaked the story to CBS to drive a wedge between Sanders and President Trump so he could get her spot as White House Press Secretary. Although none of this has been confirmed yet, Cernovich went on to claim his White House sources are “all laughing about this.”
If Sanders ended up leaving it will be tragic for the White House. She has a gift for dealing with the press that hasn’t been seen in decades. But at the same time if she does leave who can blame her? She has to endure attacks, even about her looks, on a daily basis. She went to the White House Correspondents Dinner and was the victim of an unprovoked attack on her looks.
What should President Trump do if it is confirmed that Shah is a leak? What should the White House do if Sarah Sanders leaves? Do you think she is leaving, or do you think that was a rumor started by the potential White House leak?
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