Spicer signs deal with top TV lawyer: report

Outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer signed a deal with Bob Barnett, a celebrity attorney who represents politicians and TV news hosts, according to Page Six.

He signed with Barnett and Michael O’Connor, who is a partner of the firm Williams & Connolly, on Thursday, the news outlet reported. 

Barnett also represents TV news personalities like Brit Hume and Andrea Mitchell, and former politicians transitioning into the private sector from political life, including former Presidents Obama, Clinton and George W. Bush, according to Page Six.

He is a longtime Clinton ally and reportedly played Vice President Pence in mock debates for vice presidential candidate Tim KaineTimothy Michael KaineDemocrats turn on Al Franken Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Senate panel moves forward with bill to roll back Dodd-Frank MORE last year. He was also a sparring partner for Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper Mark Mellman: History’s judgment Congress should massively ramp up funding for the NIH MORE in 1992 and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE during her Democratic primary campaign. 

He has also represented Hillary Clinton as a book agent. 

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Spicer was reported to be in meetings with executives from various news networks like ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News recently, and celebrity dancing show “Dancing with the Stars” reportedly tried to court the former press secretary.

He reportedly turned down the offer for the celebrity dancing competition, with a source close to him saying that he will be too busy in the fall to compete on the show.

“He isn’t a good dancer,” the source added.