Anthony Scaramucci, freshly appointed White House communications director on Tuesday said he has plans to dismiss the assistant that press secretary Michael Short, Politico reports.
According to Politico, in his first step towards shaping the communications, arm, Scaramucci warned that Short would be the first of many if he’s not able to stop the leaks coming out of the communications and press shop. “I’m committed to taking the comms shop down to Sarah ( referring to Sarah Huckabee Sanders) and me if I can’t get the leaks to stop”, he said.
Scaramucci said on his first day at work that he met with current communications staffers and warned them about leaks coming from the office. He said, “I offered amnesty in the meeting, but that decision is above my rank”. Short refuted that he was not involved in any leaks; “Allegations I ever leaked anything are demonstrably false ”.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday after President Trump appointed Scaramucci as the communications role against his advice. After his appointment Friday, Scaramucci said that apart from social media director Dan Scavino and communications strategist Hope Hicks, it was possible that some would leave, while others remain in the press.