Anthony Scaramucci Thinks Reince Priebus Leaked His Personal Data, But...

Anthony Scaramucci Thinks Reince Priebus Leaked His Personal Data, But...
Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, points as he arrives during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

…he appears to be firing blanks on this one.

The latest beacon of stability to join this administration, Anthony Scaramucci threatened to get the FBI involved in the leaking of his personal financial disclosures. In the tweet where he announced this, he tagged White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as a not-so-subtle accusation.

There is just one teensy, tiny little problem with the accusation, however:

Mr. Scaramucci filed the disclosure form in connection with his previous, short-lived job with the Trump administration at the Export-Import Bank. Under federal law, anyone can request such a report on a government website 30 days after its receipt.

Mr. Scaramucci’s report says it was filed on June 23, which means it could be publicly released by the bank on July 23, or last Sunday. Politico did not indicate whether it obtained the report through such a regular request.

Asked why he thought the report had been leaked illegally, Mr. Scaramucci responded by text: “They aren’t in process yet.” But when told his form could be released on July 23, he did not respond further.

So, Scaramucci accused Priebus of a felony after a document that was publicly available was the subject of a POLITICO story. Naturally, this is just further proof that Donald Trump is an absolute, unequivocal genius when it comes to hiring people. By creating an environment where people have to undercut each other to get ahead, this is perfect.

Except, you know, the whole “this isn’t a crime and it’s pretty clear Reince didn’t do what he is accused of” thing. Other than that, perfect workplace environment. It’s difficult to see why there isn’t a coherent agenda coming out of the White House, frankly.

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