Pentagon spokesman John Kirby moving to the White House

John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman

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# 20 May 2022 10:16 (UTC +04:00)

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby is soon moving to the White House, APA reports citing CNN.

While the details are still being finalized, Kirby is expected to take on a senior foreign policy communications role with the National Security Council. The Pentagon's chief spokesman has become a prominent face of the administration amid Russia's special operation in Ukraine.

According to the current plan, he will not regularly do White House briefings but will supplement White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the podium when needed.

The Washington Post first reported Kirby's move to the White House.

Kirby was seen at the White House last week getting a tour of the West Wing. He told people that it was his first time there despite his years in government service. A source said that Kirby met with President Joe Biden to discuss the role in recent days.