Scaramucci appears to finger Priebus for 'leak' of financial information

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Long Island Mac Arthur Airport in Ronkonkoma N.Y. Friday

"In case there's any ambiguity in his tweet, I can confirm that Scaramucci wants the FBI to investigate Reince for leaking", Lizza tweeted.

Politico's report was the first one to reveal details from the disclosure form Scaramucci filed with the Office of Government Ethics, which showed that from January 1, 2016, to the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, Scaramucci earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge Capital, plus more than $5 million in salary. It was filed due to Scaramucci's role at the Export-Import Bank and Politico obtained it by request.

Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, said Thursday in a television interview that he has a "very good idea who the senior leakers are", adding that he had talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to his "buddies" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the matter.

Six days after being named White House Communications Director, Scaramucci says he's getting closer to rooting out those leaking confidential information.

Scaramucci's financial disclosure wasn't leaked at all.

He also tagged the account for Reince Priebus, leading many to believe that he was accusing him of being the leaker. "He added "#swamp", echoing Trump's disparaging moniker for Washington, D.C. But then he ended the tweet with "@Reince45", the chief of staff's official Twitter handle.

Trump critics used the occasion to bash the White House communications director for a freaky accusation and an odd attempt to cover it up.

Later in the interview, Scaramucci addressed Priebus in even clearer terms.

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"I'm his friend first". Though he acknowledged on Thursday that senior White House officials are obligated to release those documents, Scaramucci is objecting to the way they landed in the article.

"Some brothers are like Cain and Abel", he said. Other brothers can fight with each other and get along.

He also said he didn't know "if the relationship with Reince is reparable".

Scaramucci appears, at the president's behest, to be trying to purge not just the communications shop, but other offices Trump is skeptical of inside the West Wing.

Then, referring to leaks about United States foreign policy, Scaramucci said, "Those are the types of leaks that are so treasonous that 150 years ago, people would have actually been hung for those types of leaks". To be sure, "The Mooch", now apparently at the center of Trump's inner circle, clearly holds much more power than his title suggests - and he made that clear Thursday morning.

Scaramucci acknowledged to CNN that he and Priebus "have had odds".

The message reflects in part an intensifying effort by the White House to crack down on unauthorized disclosures of information.

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