REPORT: Scaramucci Escorted From White House Grounds After Removal
Anthony Scaramucci was reportedly escorted from White House grounds after being removed as Communications Director by President Trump at the request of Chief of Staff Kelly.
Anthony Scaramucci was escorted from White House grounds today after ouster, per source familiar with the scene
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New York Times reports:
President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.
Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.
The decision to remove Mr. Scaramucci, who had boasted about reporting directly to the president not the chief of staff, John F. Kelly, came at Mr. Kelly’s request, the people said. Mr. Kelly made clear to members of the White House staff at a meeting Monday morning that he is in charge.
The White House released the following statement on Scaramucci:
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