On Wednesday night, details of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci’s financial disclosure were published by POLITICO. Soon after Scaramucci fired off a tweet warning the leak would be reported to both the FBI and Department of Justice. Or so we thought. According to Ryan Lizza of the the New Yorker, Scaramucci had in fact already reported the leak to the FBI and ordered them to investigate Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as the leaker. In his since now deleted tweet about the leak, Scaramucci sent the internet into a frenzy for hinting Priebus was the leaker (a charge the newly-minted White House official later denied).
Wrong! Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince45 pic.twitter.com/AB0reseuX1
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017
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.”
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2017
Below is a round-up of last nights events with Scaramucci, Priebus and the leaking incident.
According to reporter Ryan Lizza from The New Yorker, Scaramucci wants FBI, to investigate Reince Priebus for leaking his Financial disclosure!
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However, 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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White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci took to Twitter Wednesday evening to let his 690,000 followers know that he will be contacting both the FBI and Department of Justice after his financial disclosure leaked. The following tweet is what started this story and has now since been deleted.
Last night, details of Scaramucci’s financial disclosure leaked, outlining his investments and ownership stakes in his former hedge fund SkyBridge and Chinese conglomerate HNA Group.
The incoming White House communications director earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge in addition to more than $5 million in salary between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, according to a financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics. The disclosure form hasn’t been previously reported.
The disclosure highlights the extensive wealth Scaramucci has accumulated in his career — much like many of Trump’s other top advisers and Cabinet secretaries — and also the challenge he faces in extracting himself from the potential conflicts his investments could pose.
The SkyBridge website continues to advertise Scaramucci as the firm’s managing director, despite the fact that he has been a government employee for more than a month. A SkyBridge spokeswoman said Scaramucci stepped down from the executive post Jan. 17, when the company’s sale was announced. He remained an employee of the firm, collecting a salary, until starting at Ex-Im last month.
The investment firm, which Scaramucci founded in 2005, is in the process of being sold to RON Transatlantic and Chinese conglomerate HNA Group. The sale, set in motion in January when Scaramucci was shedding his holdings in anticipation of landing an administration job, has drawn the scrutiny of regulators and is taking longer than expected to close.