New White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has officially given out his first pink slip.
Politico reported this morning that Scaramucci abruptly fired suspected White House leaker Michael Short.
“Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he plans to dismiss assistant press secretary Michael Short. It would be Scaramucci’s first step toward shaking up the communications shop, which has been dominated by former Republican National Committee staffers loyal to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, a former RNC chairman.”
Michael Short worked early on for the Trump campaign, in conjunction with Reince Priebus but quit after the “Access Hollywood” tape surfaced.
Insiders allege he showed back up after President Trump’s inauguration to the distaste of many of his colleagues.
Several sources within the White House have been whispering that Michael Short is a suspected leaker for months after he has been seen working closely with former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh. Walsh was terminated shortly after January for suspected leaking of her own.
Short vehemently denies leaking anything to the press and says he didn’t actually “quit the campaign” saying instead that he broke from the campaign to focus on work for the RNC at the time.
This is the kind of movement we like to see! These leakers need to be made an example of so that they can understand the severity of their crimes against the President and this country!