Scaramucci to Mulvaney: 'Resign, go to confession'

Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci thanks John Kelly for speaking up against Trump Trump lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' Scaramucci: 'Trump fatigue' could help Bloomberg beat Trump if he wins Democratic nomination MORE urged acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyMulvaney confirms he'd have to take a pay cut to be permanent White House chief of staff The Hill's Morning Report — Sanders, Dems zero in on Super Tuesday Issues with CDC coronavirus test pose challenges for expanded screening MORE to step down and "go to confession" after a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.

During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Scaramucci was asked by anchor John Berman what advice he would give to Mulvaney after the chief of staff appeared to admit to the existence of a quid pro quo between President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE and Ukraine's president over the issues of military aid and an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPoll: Bloomberg stalls after Vegas debate Bloomberg campaign: Vandalism at Tennessee office 'echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters' Democratic strategist says Biden 'has to' get second place in Nevada MORE.


"If I were giving Mick Mulvaney advice, [if I were him] I would resign, I would get myself a really good lawyer, because you're going to have to explain a lot of things," Scaramucci said.

"What I would say to Mick, is, you're a good Catholic — resign, go to confession, OK, then let's rebuild your career from here," he added.

Scaramucci, who served just ten days in the Trump administration before himself resigning after an explosive tirade to a reporter was published, has in recent weeks become a vocal critic of the White House amid Democrats' impeachment inquiry over the growing Ukraine scandal.

In August, he said it was "pretty obvious" that he would not support Trump's reelection while accusing the president of sounding "nonsensical" before the American public.

Critics of the White House argue that Trump's attempts to persuade Ukraine's president to investigate Biden represent an abuse of power and an attempt to spur a foreign power to interfere in a U.S. election.