Scaramucci suggested Trump does not yet accept the conclusion of the intelligence community and questioned the media's pursuit of the story, saying it tarnished Trump's victory in November."The mainstream media position on this, that they interfered in the election", Scaramucci told CNN."It actually in his mind, what are you guys suggesting?"
The remarks come as the special counsel continues to investigate contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign.
But, according to communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Trump has at least been mulling the power.
That move led to the resignation of beleaguered press secretary Sean Spicer, who was replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his former deputy.
SCARAMUCCI: How about it was the president, Jake?
Scaramucci was forced to deal with leaks on his first days on the job after The Washington Post reported last week that Trump and his legal team had examined presidential powers to pardon aides, family members and potentially himself.More news: Sri Lanka navy rescues elephants washed out to sea
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"I think we've got...the direction very, very clearly", he told reporters at the White House after his appointment yesterday.
"What matters is that I am supporting, subordinating all of that to the President's agenda".
- Downplayed reports that President Trump has asked attorneys about the pardon power, saying it is unnecessary because there is nothing to the Russian Federation investigation.
Anthony Scaramucci, who joined the US President's team last week, wants a "reset" in relations between the White House and the media. President Trump is contradicting it, and you're siding with President Trump. Scaramucci said he would not try to change Trump's style, from early morning tweets to outspoken comments at public rallies, but would look at new ways the White House can present the president. He hasn't made the decision yet to sign that bill, one way or the other.
Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets. "Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction".