Sanders to leave White House at end of year

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders arrives at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2018. (AFP photo)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to leave the Donald Trump administration by the end of the year, according to a new report.

Sanders and principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, CBS News reported on Wednesday, citing sources in the Trump administration.

Sanders, who is considered a confidante of President Trump, has reportedly told friends about her plans to quit her job at the White House.

Sanders did not deny the report in a tweet sent about an hour after the report was published.

“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,” Sanders tweeted.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah speaks on February 8, 2018 during a press briefing at the White House in Washington,DC.

Shah is also considering his exit, but has not yet decided on a departure date.

Sanders and Shah are among the most visible members of the Trump administration.

Sanders previously worked in the White House as deputy press secretary under then-press secretary Sean Spicer. She became the main White House spokesperson after Spicer resigned in July last year.

Shah worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the 2016 campaign season, and later joined the Trump White House.

This article provided by NewsEdge.