Scaramucci Out as WH Communications Director

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been removed. A Republican source close to the White House and a current White House official confirmed the development.

The news comes just over a week after Scaramucci was first hired, which resulted in then-press secretary Sean Spicer resigning in protest. Chief of staff Reince Priebus soon followed.



But The New York Times reported that the new chief of staff, John Kelly, made the request to remove Scaramucci.

A day prior to Priebus' announced departure last week, Scaramucci made headlines for a scathing, profanity-laced critique of the chief of staff as well as disparaging remarks about Steve Bannon to a reporter with The New Yorker.

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