UPDATE [5/25/18, 9:22 a.m. EST]:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter less than an hour after the initial report to seemingly refute its claim.
The White House press secretary said:
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
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 14, 2018
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is allegedly planning to leave her position within the White House Communications team, according to a report from CBS News. According to the report, deputy press secretary Raj Shah is also planning an exit.
At this time Sanders, Shah, nor the White House have commented on this report.
CBS News’ report claims that “sources inside the White House and close to the administration” have alleged that Sanders has told those close to her that she is planning an exit for some time at the end of the year.
Shah, for his part, has reportedly not set a date for his departure, according to the CBS News report.
Reports of these newest exits from the Trump White House come weeks after Trump claimed to be looking to remove members of his administration in response to the unprecedented amount of leaks.
It has been a tumultuous few months in the Trump White House, with any number of officials of all levels exiting the administration, either voluntarily or otherwise. Recent of-note exits include Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, communications aide Stephen Cheung, now-former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Communications Director Hope Hicks.
According to research from the Brookings Institution, the turnover rate of the Trump administration sits at 51 percent.