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'The Mooch' Gets Grilled by Colbert

Anthony Scaramucci defends president but says he'd fire Steve Bannon

(Newser) - The Mooch appeared on Stephen Colbert's show Monday night and found himself defending the boss who just fired him. Colbert in particular grilled Anthony Scaramucci on why President Trump waited two days to condemn white supremacists after the violence in Virginia. "It was late, I'm not going... More »

Scaramucci Has a New, Unwanted Title

The 'Mooch' tops list of least powerful people in the world

(Newser) - Power: One day you have it, the next you don't. No one likely knows that better than the world's 50 "least powerful" people, described by 24/7 Wall St. as "well-known individuals around the world who have recently experienced a precipitous loss in stature." The top... More »

Stephen Miller Could Take Over White House Communications

White House adviser is being considered for Scaramucci's old job

(Newser) - One week after the controversial 10-day tenure of White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci came to a dramatic end, officials in the Trump administration are floating the possibility that senior policy adviser Stephen Miller could get his job, Axios reports. Miller, an immigration hardliner, saw his stock rise in the... More »

Sorry, SNL, Spicer Is Still Leaving

Some wondered if he'd stay after Scaramucci implosion, but WH official says no

(Newser) - With Scaramucci out, is Sean Spicer back in? That question has surfaced after the White House communications director was unceremoniously dumped earlier this week (Scaramucci's hire was the reported reason why press secretary Spicer left in the first place). But a senior White House official tells Reuters that Spicer,... More »

Scaramucci Could Make Bank as 'Sacrificial Lamb'

Ex-WH comms director could kill it on public speaking circuit, at up to $75K per gig: TMZ

(Newser) - After what TMZ calls an "absurdly brief gig" in the White House, Anthony Scaramucci may soon be enjoying big bucks from speaking engagements. Scaramucci, who was a White House fixture for less time than it takes for milk to spoil , could be getting a hefty ROI from his short... More »

Mooch's Tenure: 'Minus 16 Days'

'Scaramouche, we hardly knew ye'

(Newser) - The Mooch is out after a tenure as White House communications director that only lasted around 250 hours. Anthony Scaramucci was fired and reportedly escorted off the White House premises Monday, swept away by new broom John Kelly, the retired Marine Corps general expected to bring some military discipline... More »

Email Prankster Fools Scaramucci, Other Officials

Real Mooch had exchange with fake Priebus

(Newser) - Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci wasn't on the job for long —but it was long enough to be taken in by an email prankster who impersonated other officials. In emails to Scaramucci, the prankster pretended to be Reince Priebus and may have escalated tensions between the... More »

The Mooch Is Out: Trump Dumps Him

White House communications chief didn't last 2 weeks

(Newser) - Well, that was quick: The Mooch is out. President Trump on Monday decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his brand-new post as White House communications director. Coverage of the surprise move makes one thing clear: The decision came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who is... More »

Mooch's Wife Filed for Divorce Just Before Giving Birth

Deirdre Scaramucci was 9 months pregnant when she dumped him

(Newser) - Anthony Scaramucci's wife was nine months' pregnant when she hit the new White House communications director with the news that she wanted a divorce, Page Six reports. Deirdre Scaramucci, 38, who gave birth to a boy, James, in New York City on July 24, had filed divorce papers in... More »

Anthony Scaramucci's Wife Leaves Him: Report

Multiple sources tell Page Six she's not a fan of his new position

(Newser) - Multiple sources tell Page Six that Anthony Scaramucci's wife has filed for divorce. Deidre Ball, who started dating the new White House communications director in 2011 and is his second wife, is said to dislike President Trump and the DC life in general. She preferred the couple's "... More »

Scaramucci on Nasty Interview: I Thought I Was Off the Record

But reporter who received vulgar tirade says they had a clear understanding

(Newser) - Just how foul-mouthed was Anthony Scaramucci's tirade against his West Wing enemies? The Guardian is running a who-said-it quiz pitting his quotes against those of the comically foul-mouthed staff from Veep. In the immediate aftermath of the story going public on Thursday, Scaramucci tweeted a mea culpa of sorts,... More »

Scaramucci Literally Accuses Bannon of Figurative Autofellatio

White House communications director gives jaw-dropping interview

(Newser) - To say this New Yorker interview with the new White House communications director is unusual is an understatement, especially when it includes accusations of autofellatio against Steve Bannon. Anthony Scaramucci called Ryan Lizza on Wednesday, upset the New Yorker reporter had tweeted about a dinner Scaramucci attended with President Trump,... More »

It's Been a Busy News Cycle for 'The Mooch'

New communications chief raises tensions with Reince Priebus

(Newser) - Anthony Scaramucci, aka The Mooch, had his biggest day in the spotlight yet, and the end result doesn't appear to be good news for Reince Priebus. The new White House communications chief had a chance to ease tensions with President Trump's chief of staff in a memorable CNN... More »

Scaramucci: Lincoln Didn't End Slavery in a Day

And repealing ObamaCare will similarly take Trump time

(Newser) - President Trump's new communications chief likened the protracted Republican battle to end ObamaCare with Abraham Lincoln's fight to end slavery, the Guardian reports. Anthony Scaramucci tells the BBC that Lincoln needed patience to push through his agenda. "It took Lincoln three or four times to get what... More »

Scaramucci Blasts 'Leak' of Publicly Available Document

He tagged Priebus in angry tweet

(Newser) - New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was not happy about what he believed was a leak of information from his financial disclosure Wednesday—though it later emerged that the form was available to the public. "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a... More »

Scaramucci: Press Briefings Back on Camera

New communications chief changes controversial rule for media

(Newser) - President Donald Trump's new communications chief says television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room, the AP reports. Anthony Scaramucci—the Wall Street financier who joined the administration last week—tweeted on Monday that "the TV Cameras are back on." Under Press Secretary... More »

Scaramucci Takes Spotlight on Sunday Talk Shows

Says Trump not considering pardons, not convinced of Russian meddling

(Newser) - New White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci captured most of the headlines from the Sunday talk shows. Among other things, he rejected the idea that President Trump is considering pardons and defended his own move to delete old tweets in which he was critical of Trump. Details:
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White House Calls Spicer 'Team Player' for Resignation

Sarah Huckabee Sanders named as Spicer's replacement

(Newser) - During the first White House press briefing since Sean Spicer's resignation—and first on-camera briefing this month—new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer's permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for "team player" Spicer and... More »

Sean Spicer Steps Down

Source says he disagrees with Trump's choice for communications director

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, the New York Times reports. Per the Times' source, President Trump offered the job of White House communications director to New York financier Anthony Scaramucci at 10am Friday, and Spicer resigned shortly after, telling Trump he "vehemently disagreed" with the... More »

'Mooch' Will Likely Be Trump's New Communications Director

Full name: Anthony Scaramucci, Wall Street financier and Trump supporter

(Newser) - It's been nearly two months since Mike Dubke left the Trump administration , and his communications director role has remained empty since. That's apparently about to change. Four sources said to be "in and close to the White House" confirm to NBC News an earlier report by Axios... More »

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