Scaramucci Singles Out Obama's "Political Holdovers" As White House Leakers

Having 'terminated' his first White House leaker yesterday, President Trump's newly-minted comms director has wasted no time in making many feel uncomfortable in the their roles (and rightly so).

Speaking on Fox News, The Hill reports that Scaramucci said that "political holdovers" from the Obama White House "aren't helping," and hinted that more staff changes could be on the way.

"Listen, we have to crack down on leaks on a number of different fronts," Scaramucci told "Fox and Friends."


"There seems to be some holdovers, political holdovers from the Obama administration that are not helping," he added.


"I certainly have the full responsibility in the comms shop, which I do believe will be corrected shortly."

Scaramucci cautioned viewers to remember that it's impossible for him to reach a point of absolutely no leaks, but pledged to clean up the White House press office.

"People are suggesting I'm going to try to get the leaks down to zero, that is absolutely impossible in Washington, I'm learning a little about this town, but what I do want to have happen is people who report to me, if there are senior people in the administration trying to get them to leak information on each other, we're getting that to stop right now."

Finally, Mooch The Merciless told Fox:

D.C. is the kind of town where people are "very nice to your face," but then stab you in the back.

"I'm more of a front-stabbing person," he said.

It appears that is just what The White House needs.


Manthong MANvsMACHINE Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:43 Permalink

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Can Bannon come back now? This reminds me of the Rambo dilemma… “Do we get to win this time?”.

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fleur de lis JRobby Wed, 07/26/2017 - 20:56 Permalink

When one company takes over another, everyone knows that the staff will be pared down across the board.It is simply standard practice.Part of the reason is to eliminate understandable loyalty issues to the previous system, or disgruntled employees unhappy with the new rules, or the friction that comes with demotions and promotions among the remaining previous staff.So in light of all the animosity between Trump and the Democrats, it is astonishing that the Trump administration did not quickly set about replacing all staff members.Surely the Obama holdovers were expecting to be let go and were in contact with potential employers.Surely Trump could recruit enough employees to take their places.   

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chunga MsCreant Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:44 Permalink

If Trump is legit I think he just has to go for it and fire a whole bunch of people. Not only holdovers but some of the duds he's picked already.Don't bother trying to curry favor with his opponents or the fake news experts; they're always going to hate him no matter what he does. The longer he waits the moar he pisses off the people that voted for him imo.

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W270 chunga Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:10 Permalink

So most of us must feel as though were enlightened because we choose ZH over MSM but if we are to really believe that the White House didn't think of canning all of Obama's clingons then we in way worse trouble that I could have imagined.  So I propose this was somehow useful.  Not sure as to how, but Trump didn't make all of that money or into the White House by lacking savvy.  Now if were dealing with the least common denominator I say this is all staged.  We will never know unless someone writes a book that explains it all and if that is the case that means that they were successful in doing whatever they intended to do all along.  RUNON SENTENCES ARE MY SPECIALTY.

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swmnguy W270 Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:43 Permalink

I'd have a lot more sympathy if the Administration had even proposed names for half the politically appointed positions they're supposed to fill.  Seems like Transition Coordinator Chris Christie didn't do a damn thing, which isn't that surprising.Why are there Obama holdovers in those positions to begin with?  Because they haven't been replaced, that's why.  That's simple laziness.

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ReZn8r Blazing in BC Wed, 07/26/2017 - 19:38 Permalink

Mooch needs to be armed with a weapon legally and when he finds an O-Nigger person still in the white house he should shoot them on the spot. Do this once legally and many of these cocksuckers called bureaucrats and democrats would leave and quit intermediate. That is how you drain a democrat and bureaucrat infested swamp.

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