Overnight, Anthony Scaracmucci tweeted his intention to ask the FBI to investigate chief of staff Reince Priebus for leaking documents.
CNN’s Ryan Lizza went on the air at approximately 11:40pm Wednesday night to confirm the “ambiguous tweet,” saying his sources have said Scaramucci believes Preibus leaked his financial disclosure documents. Never mind that these documents eventually become public anyway, by law, meaning it’s not a felony to “leak” them. But he’s mad the Politico got the document early, and he’s ready to do the dirty work it takes to root out the perp.
As this comes on the heels of Erick Erickson’s scoop on the widespread tension among cabinet secretaries, the sudden resignation of Sean Spicer and other mid-level officials, and the president’s very public shaming of his closest defender, Jeff Sessions, the White House now appears to be in an all out civil war between ambitious, undisciplined leviathans climbing over one another either for power, or to cover their rear end – a House of canards, you could say, where no one trusts anyone, and every piece of news starts off as rumor just to become tomorrow’s [confirmed] news.
As many astute observers will remember, the two men have no love lost since the transition, as Preibus made sure Scaramucci was not part of the administration. The hiring of Scaramucci last week was seen as a shakeup, but no one expected it to be on this level. So much for draining the swamp. Maybe it was just a change of tides?
If he follows through on his tweeted threat, Scaramucci will likely be aiming for the Chief of Staff job himself, once again leaving the communications department in a lurch for true leadership. And the Mooch would find himself in arguably the most powerful unelected job in the world.
All I can say is, “pray, America.”
Pray for forgiveness first, then for the stability of your country. Because this is unhealthy, whether you like this president or not – we should hate that this immature, banana republic behavior is happening so fast, so often that we’ve lost track of the embarrassments.