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White House aide Boris Epshteyn expected to leave communications post

Boris Epshteyn, special assistant to President Trump, walks into the West Wing of the White House on March 8 in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Boris Epshteyn, a onetime surrogate for President Trump who became a White House aide, is expected to depart from his post.

Epshteyn, who regularly appeared on television to boost Trump during the presidential campaign, had served as a special assistant to the president and assistant communications director for surrogate operations.

A senior administration official said that the White House is “exploring opportunities within the administration” for Epshteyn. The move was first reported by Politico.

In his official post, Epshteyn was responsible for overseeing the appearances of White House officials on television. A recent report in Politico noted that Epshteyn had rankled television producers and had irritated other guests in green rooms.

Earlier this year, complaints also arose that Epshteyn’s presence and meetings with congressional communications aides were of limited value.

Epshteyn also served as a spokesman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee and had befriended Trump’s son Eric at Georgetown University.

Epshteyn did not respond to requests for comment.