When it was announced Friday that Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci had been hired on as the new White House Communications Director and that press secretary Sean Spicer would be resigning, it was suspected that more significant shake ups would soon be following.
Scaramucci made clear on several Sunday morning talk shows that he would not hesitate to fire anyone working under him for either leaking negative information or simply being insufficiently on-board with President Donald Trump’s agenda.
According to Yahoo News, the new communications director clarified even further for reporters Tuesday morning just how far he was willing to go to stop the leaks and shore up his department. “I’m going to fire everybody, that’s how I’m going to do it. You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired,” he warned.
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“Leaking is atrocious, it’s outrageous, it’s unpatriotic, it damages the president personally, it damages the institution of the presidency,” Scaramucci added. “And I don’t like it.”
It didn’t take long for Scaramucci to transform those words into action, as he reportedly has already fired a suspected leaker — an assistant press secretary brought into the White House by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
According to Politico, that person was a former Republican National Committee staffer and … [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]