An escalating White House war between two top advisers to President Donald Trump entered a new stage Thursday after Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci lobbed a grenade of leak accusations that were seen as an attack against chief of staff Reince Priebus.
The fracas began Wednesday night after Politico published Scaramucci’s financial disclosure forms from his employment at the Export-Import Bank, where the former financier had a post before being tapped last week as Trump’s new communications director.
Scaramucci took to Twitter, and made a reference to Priebus as the communication director railed against the public disclosure of the forms, which showed Scaramucci is enormously wealthy.
“In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45,” Scaramucci tweeted late Wednesday, tagging Priebus in the post.
Scaramucci later deleted the tweet. After reports on that tweet were published — many of which interpreted Scaramucci as fingering Priebus as the leaker — the communications director, shortly before 1:00 a.m., posted a new tweet.
“Wrong! Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince45,” Scaramucci posted.
The financial disclosure forms…