FLASHBACK: Matt Drudge Predicted White House Shake-up Two Days Ago
Just two days ago, conservative media icon Matt Drudge predicted “heads would roll” at the White House. In a rare tweet to his 555k followers, Drudge’s (correct) warning included a Rasmussen poll.
DRUDGE: "Heads Will Roll…" pic.twitter.com/N6lFmT96Sw
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 19, 2017
Heads have certainly rolled. Last night, Trump’s personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz and ‘Russia probe’ spokesperson Mark Corallo departed the adiministration.
Marc Kasowitz is out as Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports. And Kasowitz’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, has resigned, Garrett says.
The reasons for the moves were not immediately known.
since the early 2000s, and led his defense in the Trump University fraud case.
Corallo is a longtime GOP operative who worked for the House committee that investigated President Clinton in the 1990s before going to the Justice Department under former Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to Politico. Politico reports Corallo had been handling the White House’s defense in the Russia investigation.
Mr. Trump’s legal team is now composed of Ty Cobb, Jay Sekulow and John Dowd, correspondent Garrett says.earlier this week.
As The Gateway Pundit reported, the big news of the day is Sean Spicer’s resignation. Spicer stepped down after New York financier, Anthony Scaramucci was offered the job of Communications Director.
According to the New York Daily News:
Spicer told the President he vehemently disagreed with his choice to the top communications post, the New York Times reported.
The hedge fund bigwig’s appointment was announced as soon as Friday, according to reports. He’ll fill the position vacated by Mike Dubke, who resigned from his post in late May.
Scaramucci’s hiring surprised Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who wasn’t made aware of the move until it was finalized, according to Axios, which first reported the news.
The 53-year-old Wall Street executive was a Trump donor and member of his transition team — having previously supported Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.
He’d long been considered for a White House gig, but nothing materialized during Trump’s first six months in office.
Scaramucci — who regularly appears on Fox News — sold off his share of SkyBridge Capital earlier this year, the hedge fund he founded in 2005.
Last month he took a top position at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which he’ll leave to become communications director, according to reports.
TGP also reported that FBN hosts Neil Cavuto and Charlie Gasparino said today on FOX Business Network that Reince Priebus is on the way out of the White House. This comes after Sean Spicer’s exit on Friday.
They claim Spicer’s exit is a sign of that.
Charlie Gasparino: Trump asked Scaramucci to assess Priebus’s job performance. So he asked Scarmucci what do you think Priebus is doing? How good of a job do you think he is doing? From inside of the White House this periodically comes up. It’s like the Priebus being fired watch is coming next.