"I'm not trying to build my own brand off the f-cking strength of the president".
According to Lizza, Scaramucci began their conversation by demanding the New Yorker reporter reveal his sources on a story about who was invited to a White House dinner with the president that evening, telling Lizza, "You're an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country".
In a quickly-deleted tweet, and in interviews on Thursday, Anthony Scaramucci appeared to point the finger at Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The disclosure form was available to the public because Scaramucci had been nominated earlier this year for a job at the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., and the forms become public 30 days after they are filed.
While talking with Lizza, Scaramucci also attacked Bannon and accused him of acting in his own self-interest. "I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @realDonaldTrump's agenda", he said on Twitter.
"They'll all be fired by me", he said, referring to White House leakers. Scaramucci said he had spoken with Trump for 15 minutes to go over what he was going to say before he called CNN, implying his warning to Priebus carried Trump's backing. "Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months'".More news: Jeff Bezos briefly edges ahead of Bill Gates as world's richest person
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"I don't like the activity that's going in the White House", he said. He claimed he only tagged Priebus in the original tweet to prove they were united in tackling the leaks. One of those biblical brothers murdered the other.
"We all serve at the pleasure of the president", Mrs. Sanders said.
If Scaramucci tries to direct the FBI to conduct a leak investigation, that could brush up against the Justice Department's obligation to function independently from the White House, said Mark Zaid, a national security lawyer in Washington.
Brought in by Donald Trump to improve the White House's communications, Scaramucci has instead ushered in a new era of determined chaos as the administration careens from one crisis to another.
In a week, it has become one of the key characters of a White House plagued by infighting.
"We all come and have a chance to voice those ideas, voice those perspectives and have a lot of healthy competition and with that competition you usually get the best results". Scarramucci is not in the position of being a wealthy entrepreneur who says whatever randomly he thinks.
"He's the chief of staff", he said. Kristol then explained that the release of Scaramucci's disclosure wasn't some criminal leak because it was not some piece of classified information.