Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci accused former counsel Don McGahn of being responsible for a string of leaks from Capitol Hill.
Scaramucci appeared on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time where he claimed that McGahn was responsible for several leaks, including the latest allegation that Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump was using her personal email address for White House correspondence and that the President was pushing for the probe of his opponent in the presidential race – Hillary Clinton.
“For some reason, I think he’s upset he didn’t get a farewell party from the President,” Scaramucci said during the talk show.
“I wholly and totally disagree with that, Chris,” Scaramucci said. “I said it to Jake Tapper, the notion these people need to protect the country from the president is a bunch of nonsense.”
According to the report, McGahn rebuffed numerous requests from the President to instruct the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton, who faced scrutiny over her use of private email servers while serving as secretary of state.
“Let me tell you something, I have been in situations with the President, so has other people inside the administration, he’ll cough something, he’ll say something and you’re like, ‘All right, he’s just blowing off steam. Okay?’ He wasn’t — he wasn’t pushing to prosecute those people,” Scaramucci claimed.
“It smells to me like the leak came from McGahn,” Scaramucci claimed. “For some reason, I think he’s upset he didn’t get a farewell party from the President.”
“Anthony, come on. This is the second time he had to write a memo to the president that we know about saying, ‘Mr. President, please don’t do this, back off, it’s crazy, you’ll get impeached. Don’t do it’,” Cuomo said.
“He wasn’t — look, we all know that have worked for the president on the campaign, in the staff, when he’s blowing off steam when he means something. This is some kind of retribution by McGahn to the President,” Scaramucci said. “The President has obviously figured out that he wasn’t 100 percent loyal to him.”