White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders is denying a report on the Washingtonian website that former Navy SEAL and longtime Trump supporter Carl Higbie has interviewed to replace Sean Spicer as press secretary:

CNN’s Dylan Byers reports:

There’s some confusion here as Higbie could have cleared this up when Wahsingtonian interviewed him:

“Well, I can say that I’ve offered my services,” Higbie confirms for Washingtonian when reached by phone. “I haven’t heard back from the administration yet. I’m honored to be even considered for this.” Higbie says he has spoken with “a number of people” in interview rounds for the post.

Higbie interviewed for the position on Thursday, according to the sources. Higbie declined to confirm this.



Higbie most recently was in the news after criticizing Sen. John McCain for calling the recent anti-terror operation in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL a failure:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated.