Sebastian Gorka’s days in the White House may not be over after all — at least if you believe Sean Spicer.
Over the weekend, unnamed senior administration officials told major news outlets that Gorka is on his way out, and ia waiting for another administration position outside the White House.
But on Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer would not confirm that the president’s counterterrorism adviser is about to be ousted.
“I have no belief that he is currently leaving the White House at this time,” Spicer responded when asked during the White House daily press briefing, adding that there is “no personnel announcements at this time.”
Spicer’s choice of words, stressing the present tense, could indicate Gorka may be shown the door in the future. But it could also be taken at face value, as a denial of any intention to fire Gorka.
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Sean Spicer: No News On Gorka Leaving White House