Ryan Lizza, a writer for The New Yorker, said he got a call from White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci this week after Lizza tweeted about a dinner the President and Scaramucci allegedly had with Fox News' Sean Hannity and Bill Shine.
According to Lizza's report, this set off an emotional Scaramucci rant about leakers at the White House. His report claims the phone call from the White House communications director was full of expletives and threats, specifically targeting Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Lizza said Scaramucci threatened to fire the entire White House communications staff if he did not tell him who leaked the Fox News dinner.
Here's an excerpt:
He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. “O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the f***ng Department of Justice.”
“What?” I interjected.
“Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.” He added, “The lie detector starts—” but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms.
You can read the rest here, but you are warned the language gets quite colorful.
Scaramucci later tweeted:
I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won't happen again.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017