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Kurtz: It's Unstoppable: Trump, Kelly and Scaramucci Hit By New Gusher of Leaks

Kurtz: It's Unstoppable: Trump, Kelly and Scaramucci Hit By New Gusher of Leaks

By Howard Kurtz, Fox News


Washington’s leaky culture appears to be unstoppable.

In the space of just 24 hours, the president, his new chief of staff and his summarily dispatched communications director were the target of damaging or embarrassing leaks.

And remember, this is supposed to be a new era, with a four-star general running a much tighter ship.

As a journalist I thrive on being able to find out what’s going on behind the scenes. But in this administration I continue to be amazed at how much stuff is whispered to reporters in furtherance of personal agendas.

Anthony Scaramucci, who came in as communications director with loud proclamations about firing leakers, was himself the target of a gusher of leaks after being fired Monday by chief of staff John Kelly. One unnamed White House official told Politico, “No way could he work with Kelly. His antics over the past week were crazy by any standard.” An official also described the Mooch as constantly reminding aides in meetings that he wasn’t “one of them."

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