According to Bloomberg, Scaramucci, who lasted 10 days as the White House's communications director before he was unceremoniously fired by John Kelly, is on an "administrative exclusion list", meaning he's not allowed to visit the White House unless he receives special approval. "There was no story out yet", he said.
Kelly did not say what was in the initial cache of information sent by the FBI last March, or what the bureau sent in subsequent bundles in July and November.
"Scaramucci says he now fears Kelly will thwart his bid to sell his stake in SkyBridge Capital to China's HNA Group Co", Jacobs reports at Bloomberg. "Emotional and psychological abuse is abuse!" Instead, he said, he would ensure that the White House staff was serving Trump in the best way possible.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly cracked a joke on Thursday during his appearance celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Kelly was Trump's first homeland security secretary and remained in the job for six months before Trump tapped him to replace Reince Priebus at the White House.
"I talked to Rob and just, he resigned", Kelly said, putting a finite timestamp on his former aide's resignation.
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The following day, Kelly said, Porter's other wife alleged further allegations of abuse.
Scaramucci previously told the news outlet that Chief of Staff John Kelly was purposefully blocking his access to Donald Trump, though now it seems said blockage is part of an official measure.
Those comments triggered widespread criticism that the White House does not take seriously allegations brought by women. He said he then spoke to Porter, who resigned. Both the Post and CNN also reported that Kelly was made aware of the allegations sometime in the fall of 2017. On Friday, Kelly doubled down on claims he did not know the extreme extent of the allegations.
Kelly's defense - and defensiveness - simply doesn't jibe with what we know of the timeline of events surrounding Porter's firing.
On Friday, Kelly tried to defend how he'd handled the matter of security clearances and the resignation of Porter.
Which is why - I think - when Kelly heard the accusations (or a part of the accusations) against Porter, he was inclined to ignore them.
"The next day, probably around 10 or 11 o'clock [a.m.], somebody said Rob's still in the building". He alleged that the Trump administration was aware of the domestic abuse allegations well prior to the time they became publicized.