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Press Secretary Sean Spicer will soon be taking on a new senior role at the White House, overseeing the entire communications operation including the press office while giving up some of his duties at the podium.

The move is considered to be a promotion to a position at the level of deputy chief of staff.

So who will take on the duties as press secretary? Most people say that Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will fill the slot and it’s well known that President Trump has approved Sanders’ performance to date.

“We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation. As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office,” the White House said in a statement.

The new approach represents a departure, Fox News reports. Traditionally, the White House carves out separate roles and staffs for the press secretary and communications director.

In the early days of the Trump administration, Spicer was filling both roles. Michael Dubke was hired as communications director, but his departure a few weeks back left Spicer once again filling both positions.

With the upcoming changes, Spicer will assume a supervisory role over both the press and communications offices.

Speculation has been rampant for weeks about Spicer’s status at the White House, especially in the wake of President Trump’s abrupt decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. While Spicer was on Navy reserve duty in the immediate aftermath, his deputy Sanders took the podium in his absence and earned generally positive remarks for her handling of the tough press questions that followed.

More and more of Spicer’s briefings have been off-camera in recent weeks, including Monday’s.

How does Spicer feel about this change? Reportedly he is happy as hell and I don’t blame him!

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