Anthony Scaramucci on CNN’s Retracted Story About Himself: ‘Politics of Personal Destruction’


On Thursday, Anthony Scaramucci made his first cable news appearance since CNN retracted their story about how he was allegedly under investigation for his ties to Russia.

Scaramucci discussed the scandal on Fox & Friends, where he disputed CNN’s characterization of his meeting with an official from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) at the World Economic Forum. Scaramucci voiced that “the whole thing was unfair” and it was up to him to stand against the new Washington norm of “politics of personal destruction.”

“Senator [Elizabeth] Warren questioned Steve Mnuchin about it at his confirmation hearing,” Scaramucci said. “Again, it’s more of this nonsense that goes on in Washington where you have scandals incorporated, the politics of personal destruction, as opposed to serving the American people.”

Scaramucci also discussed his most recent conversations with CNN, and he shot down the reported rumors that he’s about to file a defamation lawsuit against them.

CNN is still taking major criticism for their false story, even though the network has parted ways with three of the employees most responsible for the article’s publication. Scaramucci took the high road throughout the scandal’s development, accepting CNN’s apology on Twitter when they first put out an editor’s note after pulling their story.

Watch above, via Fox.

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