The Mooch Calls CNN to Deliver Cryptic Rant About New York, Leakers

Trevor Jackson
July 27, 2017

Scaramucci then went on to discuss his relationship with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, whom he had initially seemed to blame for the leaking of his financial disclosure form. NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander reports for TODAY.

Close Priebus ally Sean Spicer, who was pulling double duty as communications director and press secretary, quit when Scaramucci was named to the job.

Scaramucci previously described Preibus as "his brother".

"What I don't like about Washington is people do not let you know how they feel", he said.

"There are people inside the administration that think it is their job to save America from this president".

"The "leak" Scaramucci is referring to is likely a reference to a Politico report Wednesday evening, which details Scaramucci's financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics".

The soon-to-be White House Communications Director says he wants Trump administration employees to handle the President's secrets with "honor", just like Joe Paterno kept secrets.

In the phone call, Scaramucci acknowledged that his financial disclosures were in fact publicly available, proclaiming, unconvincingly, that "I understand the law".

Is this the type of comparison a senior White House official should be making? "Anthony Scaramucci's financial disclosure is a public document that has been available for several weeks", and he added that Reince Priebus's have also been handy.

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

Of course, this isn't the first time Scaramucci has mentioned Paterno and it appears that he pays nearly as much attention to sports as Trump.

"I'm not aware of the latter", Conway said of Scaramucci reporting Priebus, but did not deny that Priebus is a leaker.

"I think the most important part of Anthony's tweet was when he talked about the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the DOJ".

He also addressed tagging Preibus in his now-deleted tweet about leaking, saying, "If Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that".

After journalists began reporting that the tweet was a threat, Mr Scaramucci posted: "Wrong!"

Two sources told NBC News last week that Priebus even took his objections about Scaramucci to Vice President Mike Pence but found no support. In fact, they are available to the public, so leaking cannot even be an allegation.

Speaking on CNN Thursday morning, Scaramucci was more explicit about his tweet. In Scaramucci's first official appearance in front of the White House press corps last week, he said he and Priebus "are a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up once in a while, which is totally normal for brothers".

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