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Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job. “I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”
“Is it an assistant to the President?” he asked. I again told him I couldn’t say. “O.K., I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.”
I asked him why it was so important for the dinner to be kept a secret. Surely, I said, it would become public at some point. “I’ve asked people not to leak things for a period of time and give me a honeymoon period,” he said. “They won’t do it.” He was getting more and more worked up, and he eventually convinced himself that Priebus was my source.
“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly." The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a f-----g paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f-----g thing and see if I can c--k-block these people the way I c--k-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)
Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c--k,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f-----g strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)
I got the sense that Scaramucci’s campaign against leakers flows from his intense loyalty to Trump. Unlike other Trump advisers, I’ve never heard him say a bad word about the President. “What I want to do is I want to f-----g kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he told me.
“I’ve asked people not to leak things for a period of time and give me a honeymoon period,” he said. “They won’t do it.” He was getting more and more worked up, and he eventually convinced himself that Priebus was my source.
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
I'm starting to think Trump put Scaramucci in position just to show that other people can be loose cannons too. To kinda normalize the behavior.
Scaramucci's face constantly projects "I have soooo much dirt waiting to be found!". Random thought.
originally posted by: RazorV66
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: RazorV66
How is this good?
Whats not good about getting rid of the undermining leakers?
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Diabolical1972
Sacarmucci's tweet from 3 hours ago:
Anthony ScaramucciVerified account @Scaramucci
I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won't happen again.
8:50 PM - 27 Jul 2017
If it wasn't for leakers, the government would be surveilling the country unbeknownst to us while they operated with impunity.
I thought this dude was supposed to run the country like a business, if so this is awful managing.