Scaramucci: "Priebus Is A F**king Paranoid Schizophrenic", Slams "Cocksucker" Bannon, Wants To "Kill" Leakers

Update: After what was either (i) his first White House nervous breakdown or (ii) a carefully disguised distraction intended to give the media something other than Russia to discuss on this weekend's political talk show circuit, Anthony Scaramucci has just issued the following statement via Twitter:

And then, the White House communications director followed up with this:

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Details have emerged about Anthony Scaramucci's bizarre overnight breakdown, in which he accused Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus of leaking details of a private dinner he had with Trump,  Melania, Sean Hannity and Bill Shine, as well as accusing the former GOP head of a "felony" leak of Scaramucci's financial disclosures. 

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza has released the details of a phone call he received on Wednesday night from Scaramucci, after tweeting shortly prior that "Trump is dining tonight w/Sean Hannnity, Bill Shine (former Fox News executive), & Anthony Scaramucci, per to 2 knowledgeable sources." As discussed earlier, Scaramucci was furious that Lizza found out about the dinner and convinced that Priebus was the one who told Lizza about it, tried to get an admission out of Lizza. After threatening to fire the entire White House communication staff if Lizza did not reveal the identity of his source, Trump's new communications chief furiously blasted that “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” and claimed that Priebus would be asked to resign.

“Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job. “I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”

 

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He reiterated that Priebus would resign soon, and he noted that he told Trump that he expected Priebus to launch a campaign against him. “He didn’t get the hint that I was reporting directly to the President,” he said. “And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me.” His list of allegations included leaking the Hannity dinner and the details from his financial-disclosure form.

After this gentle gambit failed to generate the desired outcome, Scaramucci then warned that “they’ll all be fired by me,” he said of the White House communications staff. “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.”

The enraged Scaramucci continued chanelling Priebus: “‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”

Earlier in the day, the fund manager insinuated on twitter that Trump’s top aide was behind the “leak” of his financial disclosure forms, which subsequently it turned out were not leaked, but we public for anyone to access.

As Lizza notes, while Scaramucci’s first public appearance as communications director was a slick and conciliatory, suggesting it was time for the White House to turn a page, since then, he has become obsessed with leaks and threatened to fire staffers if he discovers that they have given unauthorized information to reporters. Michael Short, a White House press aide considered close to Priebus, resigned on Tuesday after Scaramucci publicly spoke about firing him. Meanwhile, several damaging stories about Scaramucci have appeared in the press, and he blamed Priebus for most of them.

Separately, Scaramucci also lashed out at Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon in the same phone call.

“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”

Lizza's assessment of the bizarre behavior: "I got the sense that Scaramucci’s campaign against leakers flows from his intense loyalty to Trump. Unlike other Trump advisers, I’ve never heard him say a bad word about the President. “What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” he told me."

Trump, who has previously expressed his strong support and admiration for Scaramucci, has yet to opine.

Comments

Bear Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:06 Permalink

Scaramucci ... Top Leaker get rid of himI thought Trump was pretty smart until he hires this POS:“Reince is a f–king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci ranted at Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker, the magazine reported Thursday.He also laced into White House adviser Steve Bannon.“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c–k,” he said about Trump’s chief strategist.“I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f–king strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.”

Occident Mortal mc888 Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:56 Permalink

The Mooch is worse than Spicer.

It's a step backwards. It took CNN all of 7 days to push this guy over the edge.

Trump should hire Nigel Farage to speak for him. Yeah so he's a Brit, but he does better political monologues than anyone else alive. Fact.

Give him a green card and send him out to bat. Nobody can touch him.

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nmewn Dancing Disraeli Thu, 07/27/2017 - 20:32 Permalink

Naw, the Alinsky press would just accuse Trump of having "a foreigner" (and possible spy, naturally...lol) in the WH.Better to stay with the New Yawker who (if everyone will recall) took out three CNN "journalists" before they even knew what hit them and damned near got Jeff Zucker fired. It;s like second nature. How soon we forget ;-) 

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Keyser armada (not verified) Thu, 07/27/2017 - 22:11 Permalink

Talk about a rookie mistake, no one and I mean NO ONE trusts the fucking media... In fact, the members of any "media" are several steps lower as far as respect than lawyers, and that's saying something... Once you've been burned by a fucking reporter, you will never, ever trust them again... 

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Dizzy Malscience jeff montanye Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:49 Permalink

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  I would endorse several million dollars of our tax money if Trump would retain Daniel Hannan as consultant and part time spokesperson. Make it a billion… the Pentagram pisses more than that away every day. If you have not watched this speech he delivered at CPAC 2014, allow yourself 12 minutes to get Chris Matthews tingles up your leg and maybe a wet spot at the top of your legs. https://youtu.be/pW2tJe9Loyw

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Manthong Dizzy Malscience Fri, 07/28/2017 - 02:43 Permalink

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  I’ve seen this picture before……….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=452XjnaHr1A

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jeff montanye Manthong Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:06 Permalink

yes the fuck hell.  and failure to communicate doesn't end well.  one main reason trump was elected was to stop the brewing war with russia.  now we have the fuckwit zionist tools in congress passing more sanctions on russia and trump passive.  well putin's not.  https://www.rt.com/news/397809-russia-us-diplomats-sanctions/he's restricting the u.s. embassy in moscow's personnel and facilities.  probably a good thing as it punishes at least some of the perps (shitty state dept.  fucked up cia).but this isn't the way out of this mess.  trade and aid not loan or drone.  not war.  sanctions are an act of war.trump is not an end in himself.  he was elected for reasons.  and breakdowns or even diversions in the media by spokespeople wasn't one of them.  trump has discredited the media very well imo.  let's get some more campaign pledges worked on.

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Tarzan Simplifiedfrisbee Fri, 07/28/2017 - 09:52 Permalink

You would learn more reading ZH commenters, then all the years you've spent watching CNN at McDonalds.Youth have never been so ignorant, and their steady diet of fast food isn't helping their Cognition any.You go whippersnapper, concur the world, while you still know everything! Was Podesta's language any better?  It's one thing to call someone a cock sucker, entirely another to actually suck children's cock, slit their throats and drink their blood....You go ahead and rage on with the press about his language , while silent about Washington's pedophile ring, ignoring pizzagate.The load mouth New Yorker is bent on shutting down the Media's White House Whores.  If I had been given that task, and then saw the mess first hand, I'd be flipping out too. You haven't seen anything yet.  It's going to get way worse.  When the budget limit fight begins anew the long knives will come out.  We are witnessing the death of our Government.There is no fixing this, both sides are just pretending, and extending.  They know it's beyond repair. America will collapse suddenly, along with the dollar, in one huge flash crash!

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Menoetius Fish Gone Bad Thu, 07/27/2017 - 22:08 Permalink

Hire dirt bags to clean house. More brilliance from the our colossal genius-in-chief. Well have to say Mooch definitely fits right in. Mimicing Trump now in his assertions that everyone is out to get him. Reince? That paranoid prick leaked my financial disclosure report, said Mooch. Anthony Scaramucci filed a financial disclosure report in connection with his previous, short-lived job with the Trump administration at the Export-Import Bank. Under federal law, anyone can request a copy of a public officials disclose report, on a government website 30 days after receipt of the disclosure. Scaramucci’s disclosure report was filed on June 23, which means it could be publicly released by the Export-Import bank on July 23, or last Sunday. Politico, who published the 'leak', did not indicate whether it obtained Scaramucci's report via the regular request channel, or through back channels. But back channels were clearly unnecessary in the case of Scaramucci. Asked why he thought the report had been leaked by Reince Priebus illegally, Scaramucci responded by text: “They (meaning his disclosure report for the communications directorship) aren’t in process yet.” But when told the form he filed for the Export-Import Bank could be legally released on July 23, Scaramucci declined to respond further.And who's paranoid?

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tbone654 MagicHandPuppet Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:32 Permalink

It's pretty simple...  Chief of Staff has had 6 months to get rid of all Obama staffers in White House, and didn't get it done.  So defacto guilty of keeping leakers...You can't have a private or attended meeting with the president any more without charges of colluding with russia.Media have shown no decorum themselves toward president Trump, but bitch about his lack of decorum.  They have been absolute assholes...So Fuck em all... they did this to themselves...  Every time DJT tweets everyone gets the message...  BRAVO, this will be great...  The assholes set the new standard and they play right into our presidents wheel house...Did sessions get the message?  I think so, but no private meeting required...  FitRep by twitter...  So everyone sees it... that's how it should be...winning...

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