In an interview with Ryan Lizza at NY Magazine published Thursday, Anthony Scaramucci aka Mooch began by threatening to fire the entire communications staff. He was angry that Lizza knew about a dinner he attended with the President, his wife, and Sean Hannity.
Lizza wouldn’t give up his sources at Mooch’s request. Mooch responded, saying, “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over.”
Lizza laughed, not sure if Scaramucci was joking.
There seems to be a militant organized effort to get Priebus who they think or say they think is responsible for the leaks. Scaramucci and Priebus don’t like each other. It’s very possible Mooch wants Preibus’s job.
We picked out the most stunning quotes from Mooch’s interview:
ABOUT LEAKERS: “They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”
PRIEBUS WASN’T INVITED AND SCARAMUCCI THINKS HE’S WORRIED: “Reince is a f*cking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f**king thing and see if I can c*ck-block these people the way I c*ck-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”
ON THINKING HIS FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE WAS LEAKED:
“I’ve called the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice,” he told me.
“Are you serious?” I [Lizza] asked.
“The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go f**k themselves.”
He also thinks Priebus will resign soon.
ON NOT WANTING MEDIA ATTENTION: “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to s*ck my own c*ck,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f*cking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”
ON HIS LOYALTY TO TRUMP: “What I want to do is I want to f*cking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people.”
In case you haven’t seen Mooch’s tweet immediately after the interview, he wrote that the financial disclosure of his businesses was a leak and a felony. He suggested Preibus was the guilty party with a hashtag. It went viral.
Here it is:
The truth is that the reporter who published the disclosure got the information from the Ex-Im bank and it’s public information.
After this interview, Scaramucci took back his attack on Priebus and said he never meant Priebus is the leaker. He just hashtagged Priebus because he’s the Chief of Staff.
Mooch has been quoted today saying he isn’t going to curse any more. We think it’s too late. What do you think?