Antony Scarramucci is now infamous as one of the shortest lived White House Communications directors on record. President Trump’s Chief of Staff, General John Kelly let the Director go as one of his first moves upon taking office. It appears to be a well-deserved sacking over a profanity laced interview with reporter Ryan Lizza. While that part of the conversation received a lot of publicity, what was not covered was what was in the rest of the call. Also, why did the reporter feel free to publish the contents of the call. Mr. Scarramucci made a few mistakes it would seem.
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Excerpts of Anthony Scaramucci’s now-infamous phone call to New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza reveal a casual, if awkward, conversation in which the reporter repeatedly laughed off the White House official’s attempt to get him to reveal his sources.
“I can’t tell you, buddy. You know I can’t do that,” Lizza said.
The New Yorker posted snippets of the audio online Thursday, as part of a podcast with the writer. Scaramucci can be heard unleashing his well-documented, profanity-laced slams at former colleagues Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon (though the most objectionable parts are bleeped out).
But before that, the audio reflects the two in a friendly-sounding sparring session as Scaramucci tried to get the writer to reveal how he learned about a White House dinner with President Trump, Fox News’ Sean Hannity and others.
When Lizza said he couldn’t do that, Scaramucci said: “What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over.”
Lizza could be heard laughing at the threat.
He did so again when Scaramucci pressed him, as an “American citizen” and “American patriot,” to give him the information.
Lizza subsequently published an explosive story on the phone call. Scaramucci was ousted as White House communications director on …….
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