President Trump brought on new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci to do one thing–stop the leaks.
Scaramucci indicated on Wednesday that he’s identified the ringleader behind the damaging leaks, and that he intends to bring “felony” charges against him.
When taking his new job, Scaramucci had to disclose personal financial details. Those details somehow made it into the mainstream media.
Scaramucci tweeted that he knows who leaked those details, and that he’ll be contacting the FBI. Very conspicuously, Scaramucci tagged another White House official–Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Scaramucci’s decision to tag Priebus in the Tweet has set off a firestorm on Twitter and among some members of the media.
In case there’s any ambiguity in his tweet I can confirm that Scaramucci wants the FBI to investigate Reince for leaking.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) July 27, 2017
Flashback! We’ve long know Reince was the leaker.https://t.co/33VoklEfMG
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 27, 2017
It kinda seems like Trump has outsourced the firing of Reince to Mooch.
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) July 27, 2017
Scaramucci deleted his original tweet, and later posted that the media had gotten it wrong, that he wasn’t “outing” Priebus as the leaker.
Rather, Scaramucci insisted, he was merely signaling that the entire White House senior staff is dedicated to this mission.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017
But, why just tag Priebus? Why tag any other official at all?
As Breitbart continued:
Scaramucci’s hiring by the president as the communications director—a decision the president made without informing Priebus until after it was made—was seen as a blow to Priebus’s standing in the West Wing.
What’s more, the president and Scaramucci have both made clear that Scaramucci reports directly to the president—not to Priebus, the chief of staff. Reportedly, Priebus vehemently opposed Scaramucci’s hiring in the West Wing.
What do you think? Is Reince Priebus a threat to the Trump White House, and is Anthony Scaramucci on to him?