Scaramucci Terminates Suspected Leaker Michael Short from White House


Suspected leaker Michael Short has been terminated from the White House communications office, Breitbart News can confirm.

Short, an ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and now former Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who resigned last week—was terminated on Tuesday by new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

Politico’s Tara Palmeri was the first to report the news.

“Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he plans to dismiss assistant press secretary Michael Short,” Palmeri wrote on Tuesday morning. “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.”

Short originally worked for the Trump campaign—placed on it by Priebus—and quit the campaign, sources tell Breitbart News, after the Access Hollywood tape came out. Politico confirmed this report, noting that Short walked out in the middle of the campaign leaving his computer behind only to show back up in January at the behest of the Republican National Committee (RNC) allies in the White House.


It wasn’t clear exactly when Short would be dismissed. “I have not been informed of any decision,” Short said Tuesday morning.

But Scaramucci warned that Short would be the first of many, if he’s not able to stop the leaks coming out of the communications and press shop.

“I’m committed to taking the comms shop down to Sarah [Huckabee Sanders] and me, if I can’t get the leaks to stop,” Scaramucci told POLITICO.

During his first day on the job on Monday, Scaramucci met with current communications staffers and warned about leaks coming from the office. “I offered amnesty in the meeting, but that decision is above my rank,” Scaramucci said…

Scaramucci said in remarks to reporters Friday that he couldn’t guarantee who will remain in the press shop, aside from social media director Dan Scavino and communications strategist Hope Hicks, both longtime aides to President Donald Trump. He’s also named Sanders to succeed Spicer as press secretary.

My guess is that this won’t be the last person to go. I’m sure that Anthony Scaramucci doesn’t waste time saying things that he doesn’t mean.  Is Reince Priebus in the Trump/Scaramucci sights? If so, who will replace him?

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12 Responses to Scaramucci Terminates Suspected Leaker Michael Short from White House

  1. joshua says:

    “That’s what I call ‘ballin’ the jack'”

    Liked by 2 people

  2. facebkwallflower says:

    Good-bye. Looks like Scaramucci is Trump-styling it. Just what we ordered when we voted for President Trump! I have no doubt Trump KNEW going into day 1 who was against him but played to give them a chance to change course and, if not, at least have the powers-at-be in the Republican Party close by and within earshot.Risky move but he would not be Donald Trump without calculated and strategic risky moves.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Lucille says:

    Who leaked that this particular leaker was going to be fired, is the question. Out with that person, too.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Lucille says:

      Another thing, too, if you terminate someone, shouldn’t that person be out the door the minute they are informed. Why would you keep a disloyal person on staff for even a minute after discovery? According to Politico, Short hasn’t been informed of any decision.

      I doubt sincerely that Scaramucci calls up the media and tells them what he plans to do before informing those involved. Did he take a call from Political and spill the beans? Don’t think so. IMO, it’s an operation to trap other leakers.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Short’s in the bad position of being the sacrificial goat, the exemplar of the stop-leak program. I’m betting that he was a known or strongly suspected leaker and not particularly liked by The Big Guys…a perfect son offering.
        I see nothing wrong with firing him and letting him wander blindly around the house. He’s been cut off, stripped of access and privilege, let him wander around, dead man walking, as yet more proof to the leakers that Trump’s serious. In the olden days we’d take evildoers, flog them to draw blood and let them wander shunned through the populace as an example. Even more serious were instances where traitors would be hung and impaled on the city gates as a warning of what happens to traitors. I wouldn’t be averse to that but the cleanup might pose a problem.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Geez, ‘sin offering’, Apple autocomplete continually keeps trying to change ‘sin’ to ‘son’. I’d say it was an epiphany but it is Apple, afterall.


    • auscitizenmom says:

      LOL Good point. I didn’t think of it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. jeans2nd says:

    Reports are now Short has resigned. Oh ok, whatever.
    “amid reports that new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is looking to remove people tied to the RNC, Fox News confirmed.”

    Ya don’t say?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wooly Covfefe says:

    I see a little silhouetto of a man,
    Scaramucci, Scaramucci, will you do the Fandango?
    Thunderbolt and lightning
    Very, very frightening me
    (Galileo) Galileo
    (Galileo) Galileo
    Galileo Figaro

    Freddy was a prophet!

    Liked by 1 person

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