Reporter pushes back, says Scaramucci’s financial forms are public

Reporter pushes back, says Scaramucci’s financial forms are public

A Politico reporter is pushing back after the new White House communications director claimed his financial disclosure information was leaked.

"Wow, sorry I slept through all the fun! [For what it's worth], Mr @Scaramucci's Form 278e is publicly available from [the Export-Import Bank]. Just ask," Lorraine Woellert tweeted early Thursday.

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Anthony Scaramucci late Wednesday said he planned to contact the FBI and the Justice Department regarding a leak of his financial disclosure forms.

"In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting [FBI] and the [Justice Department]," Scaramucci wrote in a tweet, which was later deleted.

According to a Politico report, Scaramucci's financial disclosure — which was filed with the Office of Government Ethics — shows that the former Wall Street financier earned $4.9 million from his stake in Skybridge Capital, the investment firm he founded in 2005, between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June 2017, when he joined the Export-Import Bank.

The disclosure also shows that Scaramucci earned more than $5 million in salary during the same period of time.
 
Scaramucci has vowed to crack down on those leaking information from the White House.
 
He tagged White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in the now-deleted tweet, but later said reports that he was accusing Priebus of leaking his financial information were "wrong."

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