Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director, said on CNN’s New Day that leakers in the administration “would have been hung 150 years ago.” Scaramucci has threatened to purge the entire White House press office since assuming his post last week, with his main focus on anyone leaking information to reporters.
In a since-deleted tweet Wednesday, he implied that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus could be responsible for some of the information that has been passed on to the press. “In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45.” On Thursday morning, he added: “If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that.” An FBI spokesperson had no comment. Read more at CNN.