Administration

Scaramucci to Mulvaney: 'Resign, go to confession'

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci urged acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney 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 Trump and Ukraine's president over the issues of military aid and an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.

"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.

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