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# White House hassle
Feuding within Trump’s inner circle bursts out onto Twitter
Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared to blame chief of staff Reince Priebus after details of his financial holdings were made public.

FEUDING WITHIN DONALD Trump’s inner circle appeared to burst out on Twitter, when one White House aide tagged another in a tweet calling on the FBI to investigate the leak of his financial information.

After details of his financial holdings were made public, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared to point the finger of blame at White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Scaramucci was appointed White House communications director just this week, but he has quickly become a public face of the administration and powerful surrogate for the president.

Earlier, Politico published details of Scaramucci’s finances, which are submitted to the government ethics office by all senior White House staff and released to anyone who requests them.

Trump Pablo Martinez Monsivais White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Trump’s White House has been beset by infighting, as different ideological factions leak damaging information about rivals in their war for dominance.

Since coming to office Scaramucci has boasted of having a plan to deal with the leaks and staked his political future on rooting them out.

He later deleted the first tweet and appears to deny calling for his colleague’s prosecution.

Scaramucci tweeted that it was a “public notice to leakers” that all senior administration officials “are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince45″.

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