Scaramucci to Mulvaney: 'Resign, go to confession'

Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci: Trump sees Bloomberg as threat Scaramucci: Trump will be gone by March 2020 Scaramucci hits back after Bullock solicited personal message of praise MORE urged acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyNew witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Trump files to dismiss lawsuit from Bolton aide on impeachment testimony OMB official to testify in impeachment probe if subpoenaed after others refused 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 TrumpTrump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats Bloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes MORE and Ukraine's president over the issues of military aid and an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left MORE.

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"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.