A top aide to President Donald Trump said she is leaving his administration to join a pro-Trump outside group, America First Policies.
America First Policies, once envisioned as the marquee outside group to bolster Trump's political objectives.
There's even less to go on suggesting she was one of the White House's leaks, just allegations in a GotNews report Sunday that she was a "close friend" of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, and that members of the administration had fed her fake intel to see if it would wind up in press reports.
Speaking with reporters, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Thursday the White House had no "air cover" from the group, and said "no one can fix this problem better than Katie Walsh".
Priebus and other White House officials stressed that Walsh was the one who chose to leave the administration.
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Malaysia has not directly blamed North Korea for the killing, but there is widespread suspicion Pyongyang was responsible. John McCain recently went on MSNBC and called Kim Jong Un a "crazy fat kid", and North Korea is taking it pretty well.
CNN quoted a White House source who called the move a "tremendous loss", noting White House insiders were frustrated after the administration's failure to get Republicans to come together on a health care bill supported by Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.
"She's the vital link that pulls things together", said Trump's senior strategist Steve Bannon.
Making America Great has the financial support of one of Trump's most influential backers, Rebekah Mercer.
It is reported she chose to join the group after the Trump-backed health care bill failed to amass enough support last week.
Before serving as chief of staff at the RNC, Walsh worked on a number of political campaigns, including Sen.