Scaramucci Denies Threatening Priebus With FBI Investigation

Amber Athey | White House Correspondent

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci mysteriously tagged chief of staff Reince Preibus in a tweet about the leaking of Scaramucci’s financial disclosure information.

“In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting FBI and the Justice Department,” Scaramucci wrote Wednesday night with the hashtag “swamp.” At the end of the tweet, he tagged Priebus, possibly accusing him of being behind the leaks.

The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza claims he can “confirm” that Scaramucci is targeting Priebus in the tweet and wants the FBI to go after him.

Scaramucci has promised to go hard after White House leakers, saying he will “fire everybody” if necessary.

During a Fox News interview Wednesday morning, Scaramucci said he dislikes the backstabbers in Washington, DC, asserting that he is “more of a front stabber.”

After several news outlets reported that Scaramucci seemed to be threatening Priebus with his tweet, Scaramucci deleted the tweet and followed up with an explanation.

“Wrong!” he said. “Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks.”

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