White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is on a warpath against leakers and he doesn’t care who is in his sights. Even if that means one of the highest ranking members of the Trump administration, Reince Priebus.
The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza revealed in a stunning piece Thursday that Scaramucci unleashed on Priebus, calling him a “f*cking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”
WH comms dir to a reporter, on the current WH CoS: "Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac" https://t.co/phstYWLKid
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) July 27, 2017
The New Yorker reports:
Scaramucci’s first public appearance as communications director was a slick and conciliatory performance at the lectern in the White House briefing room last Friday. He suggested it was time for the White House to turn a page. But since then, he has become obsessed with leaks and threatened to fire staffers if he discovers that they had given unauthorized information to reporters. Michael Short, a White House press aide considered close to Priebus, resigned on Tuesday after Scaramucci publicly spoke about firing him. Meanwhile, several damaging stories about Scaramucci have appeared in the press, and he blamed Priebus for most of them. Now, he wanted to know whom I had been talking to about his dinner with the President. Scaramucci, who initiated the call, did not ask for the conversation to be off the record or on background.
“Is it an assistant to the President?” he asked. I again told him I couldn’t say. “O.K., I’m going to fire every one of them and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.”
I asked him why it was so important for the dinner to be kept a secret. Surely, I said, it would become public at some point. “I’ve asked people not to leak things for a period of time and give me a honeymoon period,” he said. “They won’t do it.” He was getting more and more worked up, and he eventually convinced himself that Priebus was my source.
“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)
Scaramucci called Lizza because the reporter tweeted that the newly-minted White House staffer reported Priebus to the FBI for leaking his financial disclose.
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According to National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar, Ryan Lizza reported Scaramucci has ALREADY reported Reince to the FBI over the leak.
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As The Gateway Pundit reported, in a phone interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday morning, Scaramucci doubled down on applying pressure to Priebus over the leaks saying, “If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that.”
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.@Scaramucci called @RyanLizza and unloaded on Priebus and Bannon and threatened to fire entire WH comms shop. https://t.co/kFMqql33Pw pic.twitter.com/p9p2YAxpqq
— Michael Luo (@michaelluo) July 27, 2017