As reported earlier, 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.
Now this–Scaramucci said Wednesday evening in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he has discovered who is orchestrating the leaks. He says they are senior members of the White House communications team who are asking junior members to leak.
Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, said Wednesday night that he knows who is orchestrating leaks among the communications department and will take “dramatic steps” to stop them.
“I know I’m in a cesspool called Washington, or a swamp called Washington, so it will be virtually impossible to get rid of every leak, but I think we can take dramatic steps to get rid of leaks,” Scaramucci told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Scaramucci said that he’s discovered senior people in the communications department who are asking “junior people to leak for them.”
He said next week he will host a meeting with the 40 or so members of the communications team to address the issue of leaks.
Scaramucci also continued to hint he may fire more people from the communications department, although he says he’s concerned of a “civil war” that may erupt amongst staff if he instigates a significant shake-up.“We’re going to let the people go if we have to,” he said. “Unfortunately, we let somebody go yesterday. I’ve told people that if there’s a civil war, and people are fighting internally, we have to dial that down.
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!