Scaramucci's exit...

Sources inside the White House tell ABC News Anthony Scaramucci has offered his resignation to the new White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly.

Could General John Kelly immediately be shaking up the White House?  Just hours after being sworn in, the White House announced Anthony Scaramucci was on his way out as Communications Director after just ten days.

President Donald Trump tweeting this morning, "No White House chaos!"  Welcoming Kelly to the table at his first cabinet meeting as Chief of Staff.  "We all know him, we respect him, admire what he's done."

In a statement, the White House saying Scaramucci felt it was best to give Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team.  Scaramucci unloaded on several senior White House officials in a blunt interview with the New Yorker last week; calling then-White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, "A [bleeping] paranoid schizophrenic," lobbing a crude insult at strategist Steve Bannon, and threatening to fire essentially the entire White House Communications Staff over recent leaks, saying, "they'll all be fired by me.  I fired one guy the other day.  I have three to four people I'll fire tomorrow."

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, who conducted the interview, telling CNN at the time, "The White House is already deeply factionalized and he just, it was like putting Anthony Scaramucci in that job, was like throwing a grenade into an ongoing Civil War in the White House."

The new White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, took over from Sean Spicer the same day Scaramucci was hired.

Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, still hanging on; seated across from President Trump at a cabinet meeting this morning, despite being a target of the president's Twitter tirades.

Sources inside the White House tell ABC News Scaramucci has requested to be moved to a position at the Export Import Bank.

 

 

 

--Megan Hughes


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