Skip to main content

'I'm going to fire everybody': Scaramucci threatens to clamp down on White House leakers

Donald Trump’s new communications director has vowed to “fire everybody” if that is what it takes to plug leaks from the White House press office.

In a typically scene-stealing appearance on Tuesday, Anthony Scaramucci told reporters that he had the president’s backing to purge leakers who have tormented the administration so far.

“I’m going to fire everybody, that’s how I’m going to do it,” the pugnacious communications director was quoted as saying by the Washington Post. 

“You’re either going to stop leaking or you’re going to get fired.”

Scaramucci gestured towards a guard booth on the outskirts of the White House campus to emphasize his threat, the Post reported. 

“If they don’t stop leaking, I’m going to put them out on Pennsylvania Avenue – it’s a very clear thing. 

You want to sell postcards to the tourists outside the gate or you want to work in the West Wing? What do you want to do? 

If you want to work in the West Wing, you’ve got to stop leaking.”

The departures have already begun: the assistant press secretary Michael Short resigned on Tuesday. 

Scaramucci told the Associated Press news agency that Short had quit under pressure. 

He said he did not know Short but “the person who wanted me to fire him outranks me”.

Scaramucci told the Associated Press that he did not know if Short had leaked information and said he wished him well. 

The rest of the communications staff had “amnesty” as long as they “stop leaking”, he added.

The Trump administration has been plagued by numerous leaks, especially about the investigations of his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia. 

Trump has railed against the use of “anonymous sources” – even though White House officials often brief the media on this understanding and Trump has often quoted unnamed sources himself in tweets – and demanded that leakers be brought to book.

Scaramucci, a former Wall Street financier who has little communications experience, appears to have hit the ground running since his appointment on Friday, which set off a chain reaction including the departure of the former press secretary, Sean Spicer.

Wearing blue-tinted aviator sunglasses, he spoke to a group of reporters in the White House driveway on Tuesday. 

Scaramucci said he was “not doing an investigation. I’m just going to get the leaking to stop.” He emphasized: “I’ve got the authority from the president to do that.”

The Washington Post quoted him as saying: “There are leakers in the comms shop; there are leakers everywhere. 

And leaking is atrocious. It’s outrageous. It’s unpatriotic. It damages the president personally. It damages the institution of the presidency, and I don’t like it. I just don’t like it.”

On Sunday Scaramucci gave several interviews to political programmes. 

He promised on Fox News to begin “an era of a new good feeling” and said he hopes to “create a more positive mojo”. 

The 53-year-old has deleted his own past tweets that contradict Trump’s policies.


Popular posts from this blog

Iran Killing Command: The use of firearms in dealing with protesters

The document you see on the image is the order of the commander of the Tehran repressive force to all the units based in the city.

Based on this agenda, the mercenaries of the corrupt government Islamic Republic of Iran have been allowed to use firearms in the event of any protest movement against people by the regime.
This is a murder command.
The repressive force of the law, known to the world's famous police and guardians, should protect the lives of its citizens, by freeing their mercenaries, they allow them to murder Iranians who are protesting the corruption in the government and you have the important message that if you come to the streets in protest of corruption and torture and massacre, we will kill you.
Because, according to criminal Khomeini, maintenance of the system is obligatory.
A corrupt government that is so hideous that spend billions of dollars from the national treasury and popular capitalto the suppression of its people and the countries of the region, must be ov…

Armenian protesters block traffic, railways & airport as protest leader loses PM bid

Anti-government protesters disrupted traffic in Armenia’s capital, blocking railways and roads leading to Yerevan International Airport, after the parliament voted against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid for interim PM.
Protesters managed to block streets connecting downtown Yerevan to residential districts, disrupting transportation in Armenia’s capital, footage from the scene shows. 
Yerevan’s metro system has also been paralyzed as demonstrators sit on the tracks, preventing trains from passing.
Meanwhile, protesters disrupted traffic on a road leading to Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport, located just 12km from the center of the city. 
Consequently, some passengers had to go the rest of the way on foot in order to catch their flights, according to Sputnik news agency.
Railway services have also been disrupted all across the country amid the demonstrations, a spokesman for South Caucasus Railways confirmed to Interfax. 
Some other highways, including the one connecting th…

ایران فرمان قتل : دستور استفاده از سلاح گرم در برخورد با معترضان

سندی که در تصویر میبینید دستور فرمانده نیروی سرکوبگر انتظامی تهران به همه یگانهای مستقر در این شهر است.
بر اساس این دستور کار ، مزدوران حکومت فاسد نظام جمهوری اسلامی اجازه یافته اند که درصورت بروز هرگونه جنبش اعتراضی از سوی مردم علیه رژیم ، از سلاح گرم استفاده کنند.
این دستور یک فرمان قتل است.
نیروی سرکوبگر انتظامی که به ظاهر و تعریف شناخته شده پلیس در سراسر جهان ، میبایست حافظ جان شهروندان باشد ، با آزاد گذاشتن دست مزدوران چکمه پوش خود انها را مجاز به قتل ایرانیان معترض به فسادهای موجود درلایه های حکومت میکنند و این پیام مهم را در خود دارد که اگر در اعتراض به  فساد و شکنجه و کشتار به خیابانها بریزید شما را خواهیم کشت.
چرا که به گفته خمینی دجال، حفظ نظام از اوجب واجبات است.
حکومت فاسدی که انقدر وقیح هست که میلیاردها دلار از خزانه ملی و سرمایه مردمی را صرف سرکوب مردم خود و کشورهای منطقه میکند باید سرنگون کرد.
اکنون چهل سال است که کشور ما به اشغال این ملایان جنایکتارخونخوار و اسلام تحمیلی در آمده است .
هنوز باورش برای برخی سخت است که درک کنند کشور ما به معنای واقعی کلمه از سوی بنیادگرایان الله…