Scaramucci doubles down on complaints of leaks


"When I put out a tweet and I put Reince's name in a tweet, they're all making the assumption that it's him because journalists know who the leakers are", Scaramucci said on "New Day".

Politico's report was the first one to reveal details from the disclosure form Scaramucci filed with the Office of Government Ethics, which showed that from January 1, 2016, to the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, Scaramucci earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge Capital, plus more than $5 million in salary. It was released after a public records request by a Politico reporter.

RON Transatlantic and HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate, are in the process of buying the firm, and the sale is being closely watched by federal regulators.

"In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45", his since-deleted tweet read. So if Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that. The comment came in a since-deleted tweet that mentioned the Twitter handle of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. He was named communications director by Trump last week.

"I'm his friend first".

The interview appears on the website of The New Yorker magazine. He took a job last month as chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a post that was widely viewed as temporary. The serrated-edge response was similar to something his new boss might do, but it rippled through the White House, with several staff members expressing astonishment at the public outburst.

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Scaramucci, who has been interviewing junior communications shop staffers in a dual effort to weed out those deemed nonessential and find out who has been leaking information, also put more senior-level West Wing aides on notice during his CNN appearance. Other brothers can fight with each other and get along. According to the Book of Genesis, Cain murdered Abel and later lied about his actions. I don't know if this is repairable or not.

Scaramucci appears, at the president's behest, to be trying to purge not just the communications shop, but other offices Trump is skeptical of inside the West Wing. Asked why he thought the report had been leaked illegally, Scaramucci responded by text: "They aren't in process yet". "I am saying senior officials are working on this together".

Scaramucci and Priebus have long had a strained relationship, but Thursday's interview is the most public airing of that relationship yet.

Scaramucci acknowledged to CNN that he and Priebus "have had odds".

"Reince and I have been personal friends for six years", Scaramucci said Friday.