Scaramucci Slams Leaks, Hints Another White House Staff Shake-up Imminent (VIDEO)
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci blamed Obama holdovers for a series of leaks that have plagued the White House since Trump took office.
Speaking to Fox News Wednesday morning, Scaramucci hinted at another staff shake-up as he works to get the leaks under control.
“Listen, we have to crack down on leaks on a number of different fronts,” Scaramucci said.
“There seems to be some holdovers, political holdovers from the Obama administration that are not helping,” he added.
“I certainly have the full responsibility in the comms shop, which I do believe will be corrected shortly.”
Scaramucci said it’s impossible to get the leaks down to zero, but that they must be greatly reduced.
“People are suggesting I’m going to try to get the leaks down to zero, that is absolutely impossible in Washington, I’m learning a little about this town, but what I do want to have happen is people who report to me, if there are senior people in the administration trying to get them to leak information on each other, we’re getting that to stop right now.”
Scaramucci said that people in D.C. are nice to your face then stab you in the back to which he said, “I’m more of a front-stabbing person.”
As TGP previously reported, less than a week after Scaramucci became White House Communications Director, heads already rolled. Michael Short, long suspected to be one of the leakers, was fired Tuesday (although he claims he resigned) from his role as assistant press secretary in the White House Communications Office.
Every Obama holdover should be fired ASAP!