SCARAMUCCI: I’m Contacting FBI And DOJ Over Felony Release of My Personal Records

A report published from left-leaning Politico highlights business interests that new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci still stands to profit from even as he serves in the White House.

Scaramucci was quick to respond to the report by tweeting that the leak was illegal and he intends to contact federal authorities.

Politico reported:

Anthony Scaramucci finally has his White House job, but he still stands to profit from an ownership stake in his investment firm SkyBridge Capital.

The incoming White House communications director earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge in addition to more than $5 million in salary between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, according to a financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics. The disclosure form hasn’t been previously reported.

The disclosure highlights the extensive wealth Scaramucci has accumulated in his career — much like many of Trump’s other top advisers and Cabinet secretaries — and also the challenge he faces in extracting himself from the potential conflicts his investments could pose.

The SkyBridge website continues to advertise Scaramucci as the firm’s managing director, despite the fact that he has been a government employee for more than a month. A SkyBridge spokeswoman said Scaramucci stepped down from the executive post Jan. 17, when the company’s sale was announced. He remained an employee of the firm, collecting a salary, until starting at Ex-Im last month.

Read the rest of the report here.

This is an interesting situation because on the one hand the leaks need to stop and they are illegal but on the other hand the public needs to know this information.

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