White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci attends a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House after former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, in Washington, DC, July 21, 2017.
Trump structured the White House in a way that undermined Priebus' authority from day one.
Scaramucci is leading an intensifying effort by the White House to crack down on unauthorized disclosures of information. "I've done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they're going to have to go fuck themselves".
The fracas began Wednesday night after Politico published Scaramucci's financial disclosure forms from his employment at the Export-Import Bank, where the former financier had a post before being tapped last week as Trump's new communications director last week.
"I'm not trying to build my own brand off the strength of the president".
Referring to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Scaramucci said, "Rience is a f--ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac", who had been trying to "c-- block" him.
Scaramucci said that he and Trump had a message to deliver.
"Yeah, let me go, though, because I've gotta start tweeting some shit to make this guy insane", Scaramucci said. "I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for Donald Trump's agenda".
Scaramucci expressed frustration on Thursday with the scrutiny of his personal holdings, and the conflict they may pose.
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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 USA, and the forms become public 30 days after they are filed. It was released after a public records request by a Politico reporter. But he said he wants to stop what he calls "nefarious, unnecessary, backstabbing, palace intrigue-like leaks".
"When I said we were brothers from the podium (last week), that's because we're rough on each other".
Priebus was silent on the broadside from Scaramucci, whom Priebus had sought to block from a White House job, according to officials.
As CNN was discussing the episode, Scaramucci called in - ripping a page from Trump's own playbook. "Ignore the noise. Assume it's noise".
He didn't name who he thinks is among that element, but Priebus is a long-time party figure who was Republican National Committee chairman before joining a Trump team dominated by outsiders.
On a morning news show! - the White House chief of staff of criminal leaking. She would not directly answer. "As you know from the Italian expression, the fish stinks from the head down, I can tell you two fish that don't stink, that's me and the president". When his son came to office, he chose a different model, creating a system under which numerous senior aides were able to walk into the Oval Office and speak to the president, even if, on paper, they technically reported to someone else.
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested in a late-night tweet Wednesday that Priebus has been leaking to the media.
"You're an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country".
"If Reince wants to explain he's not a leaker, let him do that", Scaramucci said on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday.
He said he does not know whether his relationship with Priebus, which last week he insisted was just fine, can ever be repaired.
Scaramucci did not mention that Cain killed Abel.