Scaramucci: 'If Reince Wants to Explain He's Not a Leaker, Let Him Do That'

Posted: Jul 27, 2017 8:45 AM

Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Thursday that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is going to have to explain for himself that he’s not a leaker. 

Speaking on CNN’s “New Day,” Scaramucci said he doesn’t like “the activity that’s going on in the White House.”

"I don't like what they're doing to my friends. I don't like what they're doing to the president of the United States or their fellow colleagues in the West Wing," he said.

Scaramucci also noted he’s had “differences” with Priebus, but “he’s the chief of staff, he’s responsible for understanding and recovering and helping me do that inside the White House, which is why I put that tweet out last night."

As Matt reported Thursday morning, Scaramucci tweeted Wednesday that he plans to contact the FBI and the Justice Department over leaks of his financial disclosure information. He tagged Priebus in the message, which has since been deleted.

Scaramucci said people were “wrong” to interpret his tweet as an accusation that Priebus was responsible for leaking his information.

He said he respects the right of journalists to not tell him who is leaking information.

"However, when I put out a tweet and I put Reince's name in the tweet, they're all making the assumption that it's him, because journalists know who the leakers are," he continued.

"So if Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that."

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