Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News personality Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to a White House official.

Spicer and Priebus have had preliminary discussions with Ingraham and interviewed Martosko, according to the White House official. Neither responded to a request for comment.

FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was considered for press secretary during the transition, has not been interviewed, according to the people familiar with the process…

“Spicer should be elevated and if he’s not, I would not blame him for leaving,” said the White House official. “The president owes him this much for all he’s done for him. Sean is indispensable and I think the president knows that.”