White House press secretary Sean Spicer is overseeing the search for someone to replace him at the podium in the briefing room, according to a report.
Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News personality and radio host Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the roles of press secretary and communications director, respectively, a White House official told Politico.
Spicer and Priebus are looking for someone to replace the press secretary behind the podium in a shakeup of the White House communications team, which has been looming since communications director Michael Dubke resigned last month.
"We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation," deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders told Politico. "As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office."
Trump has been looking to make changes with the White House press shop after he was unhappy with the way Spicer and Dubke responded to former FBI Director James Comey's firing last month.
Spicer now wants to assume a role senior to the communications director and press secretary, sources told Politico, and a White House official said Spicer "should be elevated."
"If he's not, I would not blame him for leaving," the official said. "The president owes him this much for all he's done for him. Sean is indispensable, and I think the president knows that."
An adviser to Trump said he hasn't approved any changes to the press shop.