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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC)--White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is tendering his resignation today to President Donald Trump, tweeting he will continue through August.

His decision comes hours after President Trump picked Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications Director.

"I think there's been, at times, a disconnect between the way we see the president and how much we love the President," Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci wasted no time stepping to the podium and wishing Spicer well.

"I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money," Scaramucci said.

He went on to make additional personnel announcements.

"I'd like to announce formally that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is going to be the new press secretary," Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci is a Wall Street veteran and Trump donor, with no communications experience aside from being a regular Trump defender on cable news.

Spicer had a feisty relationship with the press from day one of his six month tenure.

"It was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period," Spicer said at his first press conference.

And he was skewered on Saturday Night Live by comedian Melissa McCarthy.

The White House is seeking new people and strategies to push back against the ongoing controversies involving the Trump campaign and Russia.

According to media reports, the President's legal team is taking a new tack: investigating the investigators. They're currently trying to dig up conflicts of interest within special prosecutor Robert Mueller's team.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conwas, speaking on Fox and Friends, says many are democratic donors.

"It's relevant that people know what the motivations are," Conway said.

The White House is also responding to reports that the legal team is reviewing the President's pardoning powers.

"The President maintains pardon powers like any president would but there are no announcements or planned announcements on that front whatsoever," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

The President released a statement wishing Spicer success, pointing to his great TV ratings.