White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is angry at staff members who he believes have been slowly crippling President Donald Trump’s administration with damaging leaks, according to The New Yorker.
“What I want to do is I want to f—–g kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” Scaramucci said to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza in a phone call Wednesday.
Scaramucci also eluded to knowing who the leakers were, saying that he had information that would lead to their termination.
“OK, the Mooch showed up a week ago,” Scaramucci said, referring to his own nickname. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, OK? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the FBI and the f—–g Department of Justice.”
Scaramucci also threatened to “eliminate” members of the communications department and “start over.”
“I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” Scaramucci 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.”
“I fired one guy the other day,” Scaramucci said. “I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow.”