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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Politico Receives White House Security, Access Protocols in Leak of Scaramucci Financial Disclosure

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s financial disclosure form was not the only thing that may have leaked to Politico. In addition to those, details about White House security access and credentials for Scaramucci during his time at the Export-Import Bank before he was named communications director at the White House were leaked to Politico.

A White House official told Breitbart News that this particular leak to Politico, regarding this section of the story on Scaramucci’s financial disclosure, is problematic. The section of the Politico piece describes how Scaramucci was able to regularly meet with President Donald Trump without the knowledge of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Priebus was unaware of Scaramucci’s hiring until after the move was made and reportedly vehemently opposed it.

“Ex-Im was seen as a ‘very temporary move,’ a way to get the Trump loyalist to Washington until a higher-level position could be found, according to one White House adviser,” Politico’s Lorraine Woellert wrote late Wednesday. “The bank is across the street from the White House, where Scaramucci was free to come and go, thanks to security credentials that gave him 24-hour access. That allowed him to elude the detection of senior White House staffers, including chief of staff Reince Priebus.”

That means somebody gave Politico White House security protocol and access details, something that may be very serious, several administration officials told Breitbart News.

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Anonymous said...

Financial disclosure forms don't "leak." They are required of public officials and filed, and available for the asking.