(National Sentinel) West Wing: Perhaps the serial leakers in President Donald J. Trump’s White House weren’t paying attention the other day when his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, threatened to fire everyone up and down his chain of command if they didn’t stop.
Perhaps they just didn’t think he was serious.
Either way, they are about to get a lesson in understanding they won’t soon forget, from the looks of it.
As reported by Mediaite, Scaramucci tweeted out late Wednesday that he is turning to the FBI to investigate the leak of his personal financial data to Politico, which portrayed the fact that he’s made a lot of money as somehow nefarious or, at best, unethical (hint to the media haters of Trump and Co.: It’s neither).
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017
That tweet appears to have been deleted, but the intent was clear, hence the tag of Trump Chief of Staff Reince Preibus.
The Hill reported:
According to a Politico report, Scaramucci’s financial disclosure, which was filed with the Office of Government Ethics, shows that the former Wall Street financier earned $4.9 million from his stake in Skybridge Capital, the investment firm he founded in 2005, between Jan. 1, 2016 and the end of June 2017, when he joined the Export-Import Bank.
The disclosure also shows that Scaramucci earned more than $5 million in salary during the same period of time.
Scaramucci’s tenure at the Export-Import Bank was brief, and he had been on unpaid leave since his first day at the agency, June 19, according to Politico.
The news outlet noted that the disclosure form in [sic] publicly available upon request.
No illegality here, mind you — just more Left-wing media-driven smoke and mirrors. But no doubt the result of another leak.
And Scaramucci, as we have reported, has vowed to crack down on them. To fire “everybody” if need be.
That day appears to be approaching fast, as Scaramucci explained during a call-in interview with CNN this morning. Mediaite has it:
Scaramucci began by monologuing about how he and President Trump have figured out who has been leaking information from the White House, and their legal teams are taking steps against them. As Scaramucci railed against “reprehensible,” “treasonous” actions of leakers, he also complained about the public disclosure process by which his financial forms became available to the press.
“It’s absolutely completely and totally reprehensible,” he said. “As you know from the Italian expression, the fish stinks from the head down, but I can tell you two fish that don’t stink, and that’s me and the president. I don’t like the activity going on in the White House. I don’t like what they’re doing to my friend.”
As Scaramucci went on to talk about his rough relationship with Priebus, the communications director strangely characterized the situation by saying some brothers are rough on each other “like Cain and Abel.” Scaramucci also talked about how he put out his now-deleted tweet to make a point about how it’s Priebus’ responsibility to help him uncover the people leaking the White House’s information. Scaramucci also went after Lizza (who was still on the phone with CNN, listening to the entire conversation.)
“When the journalists who know who the leakers are like Ryan Lizza, these guys know who the leakers are,” he continued. “Jonathan Swan at Axios, these guys know who the leakers are. I respect him for not telling me because I understand journalistic integrity. However, when I put out a tweet, I put Reince’s name in a tweet, they make the assumption it’s him because journalists know who the leakers are. So, if Reince wants to explain he’s not a leaker, let him tell you about himself.”