“The Mooch” cites anonymous source on Russia – admits Trump is source


AP

❝ New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named President Donald Trump as the anonymous source casting doubt on the intelligence community’s consensus that Russia interfered in the 2016 election during a CNN interview on Sunday.

“You know, somebody said to me yesterday — I won’t tell you who — that if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those e-mails, you would have never seen it,” Scaramucci told “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper on CNN…

❝ “Well, you’re making a lot of assertions here,” Tapper said. “I don’t know who this anonymous person is that said, if the Russians had actually done it, we wouldn’t have been able to detect it, but it is the unanimous —”

“How about it was — how about it was the president, Jake?” Scaramucci said. “I talked to him yesterday. He called me from Air Force One. And he basically said to me, ‘Hey, you know, this is —maybe they did it. Maybe they didn’t do it’…”

Scaramucci’s use and subsequent revelation of Trump as an anonymous source came as the administration continues to slam media outlets for using anonymous sourcing in stories unfavorable to the White House.

I’m not certain what Forest Gump’s position is on government hypocrisy. All my voting lifetime I’ve had to consider and reconsider which Congressional politicians – if any – were worth trusting. Same for the White House. But, the crew in charge, nowadays, surely establishes a new level of acceptance for sophistry, hypocrisy and downright pathological lying.

10 thoughts on ““The Mooch” cites anonymous source on Russia – admits Trump is source

  1. Hi-de-ho man says:

    A long-simmering feud between two of President Trump’s top advisers reached a boiling point Thursday, when White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly insinuated that chief of staff Reince Priebus is a leaker.
    But the episode that triggered Scaramucci’s outburst — a media report on his financial disclosure forms — was not the result of a leak. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344090-scaramucci-priebus-feud-reaches-boiling-point “Politico reporter Lorraine Woellert said that she obtained the financial disclosure form through a routine request to the Export-Import Bank, where Scaramucci worked before being named to his White House post.
    …Scaramucci’s financial disclosure form, which he filed with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), shows that the former Wall Street financier earned $4.9 million from his stake in SkyBridge Capital, the investment firm he founded in 2005, between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June 2017. It also shows that Scaramucci earned more than $5 million in salary during the same period of time. Scaramucci’s sale of his stake in SkyBridge Capital to a Chinese conglomerate had presented an obstacle to getting a job in the White House.
    SkyBridge has been described as a $12bn “fund of hedge funds” that funnels investor money into a shifting portfolio of other hedge funds.

  2. Communications Director says:

    “Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon : He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there.” http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon
    “Anthony Scaramucci’s Uncensored Rant: Foul Words and Threats to Get Priebus Fired” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/us/politics/scaramucci-priebus-leaks.html
    Anthony Scaramucci ‏Verified account @Scaramucci I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again. 5:50 PM – 27 Jul 2017
    “Onion Fact Checks: Anthony Scaramucci’s ‘New Yorker’ Interview” http://www.theonion.com/infographic/onion-fact-checks-anthony-scaramuccis-new-yorker-i-56502

  3. Red Wedding says:

    “Trump names Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus” https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/28/trump-names-homeland-security-secretary-john-kelly-as-white-house-chief-of-staff-ousting-reince-priebus/ “…“I think any observer — including one that did not speak English and knew nothing about politics and came from another planet and solar system — could, after observing the situation in the White House, realize the White House is failing,” said one informal White House adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share a candid assessment. “And when the White House is failing, you can’t replace the president.”
    “What do we do if Trump really is crazy?” (Dana Milbank, Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-do-we-do-if-trump-really-is-insane/2017/07/28/f2100d3c-73bb-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html

  4. Update says:

    “The Mooch as Monica Lewinsky? Scaramucci’s saga keeps getting stranger.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/10/the-scaramucci-saga-keeps-getting-stranger/
    On Monday 8/14 Anthony Scaramucci will be Stephen Colbert’s guest on CBS’ ‘Late Show’ http://deadline.com/2017/08/stephen-colbert-books-anthony-scaramucci-monday-late-show-donald-trump-1202145974/
    “Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day – It’s known as the “propaganda document” https://news.vice.com/story/trump-folder-positive-news-white-house “Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up, around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of delivering the 20-to-25-page packet to President Trump personally, White House sources say.”

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