Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- Anthony Scaramucci is forced out just 10 days after being named incoming White House communications director
- White House says Trump is fully confident in his Cabinet, apparently including Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions
- Trump swears in retired Gen. John F. Kelly as his new chief of staff
- The most notable firings and resignations in the Trump White House
In a now deleted tweet, incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci sent out a confusing statement Wednesday night, addressing information reported earlier by Politico as a "leak." The article reported on Scaramucci's financial disclosures. According to Politico, those details had been filed with the Office of Government Ethics, so it's unclear what – if anything – was leaked information.
Scaramucci's tweet further confused as it ended with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' Twitter handle. Just before those characters, he noted that he intended to contact the FBI and the Justice Department. Some speculated that Scaramucci was implying that Priebus was behind the leak.
But in a new tweet roughly two hours after the original, he tweeted what appeared to be a clarification, correcting a headline of news site Axios. "Wrong! Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks," he tweeted, ending it – once again – with Priebus' handle.
Five days ago, Scaramucci, responding to a question about reported tensions between him and the chief of staff, said he and Priebus "are a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up a little, which is totally normal for brothers."
10:15 p.m. PT: This post was originally published at 8:52 p.m. It was updated with information from Scaramucci's new tweet.