Anthony Scaramucci will not take a White House salary

Scaramucci says senior leaders take leak crackdown seriously

The president took to Twitter on Friday evening to announce that his new chief of staff will be John F. Kelly, who is now serving as the Secretary of Homeland Security.

He first lost his deputy Katie Walsh, who departed the administration in March, and then press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned just after Scaramucci came onboard.

But it had been obvious for some time from news reports that Priebus seemed to be on thin ice in the Trump White House.

The New Yorker piece came shortly after Scaramucci dramatically announced on Twitter that he had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department to investigate who leaked his financial information to POLITICO after it appeared in a story.

White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, left, walks with former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as they step off Air Force One as they arrives Friday, July 28, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. "He is a great American... and a great leader".

Earlier Friday the president tweeted that he would be replacing Priebus with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

Scaramucci took aim at both Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, but the criticisms of Priebus struck a stronger chord because they came after Scaramucci posted a cryptic tweet Wednesday that he later deleted, which many took as him calling for Priebus to be investigated as a leaker. "I think it's a good time to hit the reset button ... it's something I think the White House needs and I support him", Priebus told CNN.

When Trump gave him the top job in the White House, it was seen in Republican circles as a sign that the president realized he needed the assistance of a political professional to set up the organization.

"Everyone who is an RNC staffer assumes their number may be up", said a Republican with close ties to the White House.

A Justice Department spokeswoman released a statement Thursday night - after Scaramucci tweeted about leaks - saying that "we have seen an astonishing increase in the number of leaks of classified national security information in recent months". Scaramucci ended the call by saying, "I've gotta start tweeting some s- to make this guy insane", according to The New Yorker article.

It's official: Reince Priebus, Donald Trump's beleaguered chief of staff, is out.

During his CNN interview, Scaramucci groused that details of his White House dinner with Trump and some of Scaramucci's former colleagues at Fox News Channel had become public. He's a great great American.

Trump, however, is yet to roll out his catchphrase "You're fired!" and Sessions said that while the president's comments were "kind of hurtful", he would continue to serve. "It's just getting in the mud, and I think the palace intrigue stuff is annoying, and I think it's a distraction, and it takes away from the president's agenda", Priebus told Hannity.

The President offered Scaramucci the vacant position in the communications shop last Friday.

"It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country".

Trump tweeted that Kelly "has been a true star of my administration". Here's everything you need to know about Kelly.

Kelly is now the secretary of Homeland Security.

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