Reince Priebus, shortest-serving chief of staff in White House history

Scaramucci says senior leaders take leak crackdown seriously

For a second straight Friday, there was major job news from the White House, as President Donald Trump used Twitter to announce that his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was on his way out, to be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, in another internal shakeup at the White House.

It was the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, however, that broke the camel's back.

Scaramucci subsequently deleted that original tweet and wrote another one that featured a screengrab of a news story with the headline, "Scaramucci appears to want Priebus investigated by FBI".

In the interview, Scaramucci said it was up to the chief of staff to show he was not leaking.

But the man chosen by Trump to lead his sniping administration holds a more somber distinction.

Ryan was also among the prominent GOP lawmakers who praised the selection of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as Trump's new White House chief of staff.

An Obama administration appointee, Yates became a household name in January when she was sacked, ostensibly, for refusing to implement the first iteration of Trump's ban on travelers from a number of Muslim-majority countries.

Trump had effusive praise for Kelly at an afternoon speech with law enforcement officers today in Brentwood, N.Y., calling the Homeland Security chief "incredible, one of our real stars". We accomplished a lot together, and I am proud of him.

Priebus says he offered his resignation after Trump indicated he wanted to go in a different direction.

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John Kelly knows what a chief of staff's job is supposed to be.

Before accepting the position, Scaramucci served as the vice president and chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank, a position he held since June 19. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also tweeted...

A Justice Department spokeswoman released a statement Thursday night - after Scaramucci tweeted about leaks - saying that "we have seen an astonishing increase in the number of leaks of classified national security information in recent months".

The issue of leaks has weighed heavily on President Donald Trump as his administration tries to navigate questions about contacts some Trump campaign associates may have had with Russian government officials. But what remains to be seen is whether Trump will listen to him as Kelly seeks to bring order to a White House beset by chaos. "He's a great American".

A relative political novice, Scaramucci did not ask for the call to be on background or off the record, the New Yorker reported. "And I love President Chump", responds Cantone (much to Trump's chagrin). "He has been a true star of my Administration". "We'll be working on a transition", he said. "Secretary Kelly is an outstanding leader who has served his country honorably and I know he will do an excellent job at the White House".

But, he added, "when you lose one in combat, there's a - in my opinion - there's a pride that goes with it, that he didn't have to be there doing what he was doing".

"If he is going to be that divisive I'm not sure if he is going to be that useful to the president", Gingrich said.

Scarmucci called a reporter for the New Yorker on Thursday and launched into a profanity-laced tirade in which he voiced his contempt for Priebus and other top Trump advisers.

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