Scaramucci Reportedly Asks FBI to Investigate Reince Priebus For Leaking (UPDATE)


White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci took to Twitter late Wednesday evening to complain about the leaking of his financial disclosures to Politico for a story about his earnings at an investment firm he has an ownership stake in. In that tweet, he seemed to implicate White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the leak.

Obviously, there was a lot of speculation right away that Scaramucci was directly accusing Priebus. Well, that speculation is now over, per The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza:

The Department of Justice released a statement after Scaramucci’s appearance on Fox News’ Hannity where he complained about leaks:

Interestingly enough, Scaramucci had dinner Wednesday evening with Sean Hannity, President Trump, and ex-Fox News executive Bill Shine.

After breaking the news on Twitter, Lizza appeared on CNN to discuss the issue further, bringing up the long-simmering issues between Priebus and Scaramucci. After Trump won the election, Scaramucci wanted to get a position in the administration, but reportedly Priebus kept blocking him at every turn. Now that Scaramucci is in the White House, it appears he may be getting even with Priebus.

On top of that, Scaramucci stated that when he arrived, he was determined to push out those who leaked to the press (despite having a reputation as a notorious leaker himself).

UPDATE 1:22 AM ET: Well, Scaramucci has deleted the tweet. He claimed that he was including Priebus to state all senior administration officials are helping with the leaks.

In the wake of the accusatory tweet, the New York Times reported that Scaramucci’s financial disclosures have been publicly available since July 23rd.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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