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Scaramucci to Mulvaney: 'Resign, go to confession'

Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciBiden doubles down on normal at White House Pence, other GOP officials expected to skip Trump send-off Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue here' MORE urged acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyOMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9 Republicans now 'shocked, shocked' that there's a deficit Financial firms brace for Biden's consumer agency chief 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 TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE and Ukraine's president over the issues of military aid and an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 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.