Twitter Seems To Think Scaramucci Accused Reince Priebus of Leaking Financial Disclosure
Politico broke a story this evening that indicated new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci still stands to earn millions from his ownership stake in an investment firm. The report centered on financial disclosures he gave to the Office of Government Ethics.
After the article went up, Scaramucci sent out a tweet stating that he would go to the feds to complain about the leak. He also curiously tagged White House Chief of Staff in the tweet.
Well, a lot of folks on Twitter put two and two together and figured Scaramucci was accusing Priebus of being the leaker:
The new White House Communications Director is accusing the Chief of Staff of leaking his info https://t.co/vSK2Q41wxT
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 27, 2017
I think we know why Reince Priebus didn't want Anthony Scaramucci in the WH.
— Laurie Crosswell ? (@lauriecrosswell) July 27, 2017
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 27, 2017
— Ben (@BenHowe) July 27, 2017
I think the WH "communications director" just tweeted that he wants the WH "chief of staff" arrested by the FBI. https://t.co/vtkmKFwP35
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) July 27, 2017
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 27, 2017
Why is Reince mentioned in this tweet??!?!?!? https://t.co/2NOLW8sIgY
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 27, 2017
We got some pop culture references as well:
Turns out this is actually the final scene of Reservoir Dogs https://t.co/wfvwfF5qcv
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 27, 2017
White House palace intrigue is now just Real Housewives of D.C. https://t.co/04HV4lOFOr
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) July 27, 2017
And Chris Hayes brought up how some others may have sympathy with Scaramucci:
It genuinely does suck to have your private information leaked, as dozens of DNC and Clinton campaign staffers can tell you.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 27, 2017
Some pointed out that there really is no crime here for Scaramucci to report:
hi i’m the new white house comms guy i’m here to turn things around
my first order of business: tweet fake crimes at the fbi
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) July 27, 2017
Scaramucci is publicly fighting with Reince over the leak of a document that will become a public record and can be requested from the WH
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 27, 2017
UPDATE 11:40 PM ET: And The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza reported that Scaramucci is indeed accusing Priebus of leaking the disclosures and wants the FBI to investigate:
In case there's any ambiguity in his tweet I can confirm that Scaramucci wants the FBI to investigate Reince for leaking.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) July 27, 2017
UPDATE 1:25 AM ET 7/27/2017: After it was reported that Scaramucci asked the FBI to investigate Priebus for leaking, Scaramucci deleted the tweet. He added another one stating that all senior officials are helping to end the leaks. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Scaramucci’s financial disclosures have been publicly available since July 23rd.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 27, 2017
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