Saturday, 21 October, 2017

White House Blood Feud Explodes as Scaramucci Savages Priebus in CNN Meltdown

Scaramucci Blasts 'Leak' Of Financial Form That Was Public Record White House Blood Feud Explodes as Scaramucci Savages Priebus in CNN Meltdown
Erik Tate | 27 July, 2017, 18:26

Feuding within US President Donald Trump's inner circle appeared to burst out on Twitter late on Wednesday (July 26), when one White House aide tagged another in a tweet calling on the FBI to investigate the leak of his financial information.

Asked if he was accusing Mr Priebus of leaking the financial disclosure, Mr Scaramucci told AFP: "I am not". NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander reports for TODAY.

Despite describing his relationship with Priebus as brothers who may fight at times, Scaramucci went on to reference a biblical story in the Book of Genesis in which one brother, Cain, murders his younger brother Abel. On CNN, he clarified that they were brothers like "Cain and Abel".

Scaramucci was offered a position with the administration in January, and has been working with federal ethics officials since then to "ensure that he divests all identified assets that could pose a conflict of interest under all federal laws and regulations", said his attorney, Elliot S. Berke of Berke Farah LLP.

Scaramucci said that after interviewing most of the assistants to the president, the members of the communications team and White House staffers, he and the president had "a very, very good idea who the leakers are, who the senior leakers are in the White House".

But New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza said on Twitter that his reporting had confirmed Scaramucci was pushing for an FBI investigation of Priebus. But I can tell you two fish that don't stink, OK?

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Scaramucci then appeared to read out a statement, blasting leakers inside the White House, saying, "I don't like what they're doing to my friend".

Scaramucci notably said he reports directly to the president, not to the chief of staff.

Scaramucci's deleted tweet from Wednesday night.

At a press briefing last week, though, Scaramucci said he had no friction with Priebus. After reports on that tweet were published - many of which interpreted Scaramucci as fingering Priebus as the leaker - the communications director, shortly before 1:00 a.m., posted a new tweet.

"He's looking at these sanctions right now, he may decide to veto the sanctions and be tougher than the Russians than the Congress. [Crosstalk] He may sign the sanctions, exactly the way they are, or he may veto the sanctions and negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians". But also, "if Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that". Despite this, however, he said that President Donald Trump was not responsible for any of the leaks that occur from within the White House.

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