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‘All-out war in the White House’

Jarrod Sierocki

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci called leaks coming from the White House as ‘un-American’ and ‘an injustice to the institution of the American presidency’, and he said those leakers will be fired. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Two of Donald Trump’s most senior staffers, Anthony Scaramucci and Reince Priebus, are at odds. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

SIMMERING animosity between Donald Trump’s two most senior staffers has exploded on live TV, exposing a deep rift in the White House.

Having only been in the job for less than a week, Mr Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci took to cable news channel CNN on Thursday morning to air his grievances about White House staffers leaking information to the press.

In an extraordinary interview, Mr Scaramucci implied that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was the source of the leaks and challenged him to deny it.

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