New White House Communications Director Vows to Plug Media Leaks

In January 2017, President Donald Trump named then Communications Director for the Republican National Committee, Sean Spicer to be his White House Press Secretary. In March 2017, President Trump named Crossroads Media Founder, Michael Dubke to be his White House Director of Communications. On June 2, Dubke resigned as White House Director of Communications and the position was given to Sean Spicer in conjunction with his duties as White House Press Secretary. On July 21, Spicer resigned from both positions. Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named to replace Spicer as the new White House Press Secretary. Anthony Scaramucci, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the US Export-Import Bank was named to be Trump’s new White House Director of Communications. One of Scaramucci’s first actions was to announce that he was taking a very strong stand to plug the many media leaks that have plagued the Trump administration.

Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, said Sunday that stopping damaging West Wing leaks is a top priority and that he will take “drastic action” to achieve that goal.

“We have to get the leaks stopped,” Scaramucci, named Friday to the post, told “Fox News Sunday.” “What’s going on right now is a high level of unprofessionalism, and it’s not helping the president. … I will take drastic action to stop the leaks.”

Trump’s roughly 7-month-old presidency has been mired in the controversy about Russia meddling in the 2016 White House race and whether Trump associates were involved…

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In his effort to plug the media leaks, Scaramucci has vowed to start paring down and weeding out existing White House communications staff and if necessary, he will start from scratch with new people. No matter what he does, he is sure to get grief from Democrats, the liberal mainstream media and possibly even from Trump.

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