Conway: Scaramucci leak shows ‘somebody doesn’t want him here’

Conway: Scaramucci leak shows ‘somebody doesn’t want him here’
© Greg Nash

White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Thursday said it appears somebody doesn't want communications director Anthony Scaramucci working in the White House.

"I think the most important part of Anthony's tweet was when he talked about the FBI and the [Justice Department]. He's making clear that even though these documents are eventually procurable publicly, that somebody doesn't want him here," Conway said on "Fox & Friends."

"And somebody is trying to get in his way and scare him off from working here, which is a huge mistake."

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Her comments come after Scaramucci said in a tweet Wednesday night that he plans to contact the FBI and Department of Justice regarding what he said was a leak of his financial disclosure forms.

Conway said on Thursday that there are many qualified men and women who wanted to serve President Trump.

She added, though, that many potential administration staffers have been "completely demoralized and completely, I think, disinclined to do so based on the paperwork that we have to put forward."

"Divesting assets, the different hoops you have to run through," she said.

Conway also said the current White House is "transparent and accountable."

"We've all complied with those rules. But it's really disincentivizing good men and women. I hope it doesn't disincentivize Anthony," she said.

Scaramucci said Wednesday in a since-deleted tweet: "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting [FBI] and the [Justice Department]."

Politico had earlier published a report based on a publicly available financial disclosure form filed by Scaramucci with the Office of Government Ethics that 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.