Anthony Scaramucci goes to war with Reince Priebus over financial disclosure leak

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The new White House communications director sent out a cryptic tweet Wednesday night that seemed to call out Priebus after Politico published his financial disclosure form, which is public record and available upon request.

Scaramucci has been targeting the leaks that are coming out of the White House and believes his financial disclosure report, which is public information, has been the subject of one of those leaks.

She said she discussed the issue with Scaramucci and the president and that overall, they don't want people in the White House who are trying to "curry favor" with the media. Other brothers can fight with each other and get along. On CNN, he clarified that they were brothers like "Cain and Abel". "That will be up to the president", he said.

"In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45", his since-deleted tweet read.

Scaramucci said that after interviewing most of the assistants to the president, the members of the communications team and White House staffers, he and the president had "a very, very good idea who the leakers are, who the senior leakers are in the White House".

In his interview with the CNN, Scaramucci said Priebus could be one of the leakers that he has vowed to weed out of the administration.

"I can tell you two fish that don't stink", he told Cuomo.

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Scaramucci appears to be giving voice to Trump's frustration with people in the White House the president believes are slowing down policy efforts, even though Trump has shown a pattern of repeatedly stepping on his own efforts on healthcare, job creation and other initiatives with unplanned tweets on topics such as Russian Federation, transgender troops and unfounded allegations of voter fraud.

The financial disclosure forms, however, are publicly available, notes the Politico report, which links to them. "'Act like you've been there before.' Act with honor and dignity and respect and hold the confidence of the presidency and his office", Scaramucci said.

He also addressed tagging Preibus in his now-deleted tweet about leaking, saying, "If Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that". It reported that Scaramucci still stands to profit from his stake in SkyBridge Capital as he takes his new post.

Scaramucci said that he and Trump had a message to deliver.

Mr. Priebus has insisted publicly that he and Mr. Scaramucci are friends. In fact, they are available to the public, so leaking cannot even be an allegation.

Scaramucci and Priebus have long had a strained relationship, but Thursday's interview is the most public airing of that relationship yet. "I will be contacting Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department", Scaramucci wrote Wednesday night with the hashtag "swamp".

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