Raj Shah Set to Leave White House For Good
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, who is currently leading communications for Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination, is reportedly planning to leave after that process is over. A source said that Shah’s exit “calculus” included his assumption that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is also planning to leave the White House soon. The source said to Yahoo! News that Shah knows he won’t be in line for the Press Secretary job when Sanders leaves and wouldn’t be interested in the position if he was offered it. Sanders has denied that she has any plans to leave. Before joining the Trump administration, Shah called Donald Trump “a deplorable” and referred to the release of the Access Hollywood tape as “some justice,” according to private messages that were leaked to the press earlier this year. Shah, who worked at the RNC during the 2016 election, also asked a colleague to dig up an old video clip of Trump that shortly afterward showed up in a Jeb Bushcommercial. Multiple sources say Shah has already lined up a new job. A former White House staffer separately told Yahoo! News they heard the 33-year-old has a new gig ready as soon as Kavanaugh’s process is complete. More here.