Former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, who was ousted just ten days into his tenure, is still concerned about finding the “leakers” in the White House.
During an appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday, he spoke of his issue with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and said he thinks Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s time in the White House is nearing its end.
“The weird thing about my relationship with Reince is we were actually pretty good friends when I was a political donor writing checks to the RNC, but once I became part of the administration or was about to enter the administration, for whatever reasons, it was a little more adversarial,” he said, saying he still believes Priebus was one of the leakers.
Scaramucci was asked if he believed Bannon was one of the so-called “leakers” in the White House.
“Well, I’ve said it before, I’ve been pretty open about that. … I said he was. I obviously got caught on tape saying he was, so I have no problem saying that,” Scaramucci said, referencing a call he made to a New Yorker reporter in which he attacked Bannon for trying to “build (his) own brand off the fucking strength of the President.”
“If it was up to me, he would be gone. But it’s not up to me,” Scaramucci said.