Sarah Sanders responds to CBS report about her departure

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Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, CBS News reports.

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Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, according to sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders, who has become a confidante of President Trump since the departure of former communications director Hope Hicks, has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.

Neither Sanders nor Shah responded to repeated requests for comment before this story was published, according to CBS.

When reached Wednesday evening, both declined to comment on the record, and Sanders tweeted "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."

Several other lower-level positions in the communications department left vacant in recent weeks are likely to remain unfilled, with more departures expected in the coming weeks, according to a former official.