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Jay Carney resigns as White House press secretary

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney delivers a statement during the Daily Briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, May 29, 2014. Carney answered questions concerning the scandal involving the Veterans Administration. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.

Carney said he’d leave in mid June.

He is Obama’s second press secretary during the more than five years of his presidency.

“It’s been an amazing experience,” the former journalist said from the White House briefing room podium.

Obama said that Carney deputy Josh Earnest will step into the role.

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