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Scaramucci: 'I Will Take Dramatic Action to Stop Those Leaks'

President Donald Trump leaves the White House

"I thought it was in the best interests of the administration not to have too many cooks in the kitchen".

Spicer served as press secretary for the first six months of the Trump administration.

He tweeted that he will continue his service throughout August. "He was just making a statement about power to pardon", Scaramucci added. "I thanked him for the opportunity and I'm looking forward to watching Anthony and Sarah do a tremendous job". Spicer was adamantly against this choice, but the president did not take his advice on this matter.

Mr Spicer was lampooned on NBC's Saturday Night Live, with Melissa McCarthy playing the combative "Spicey" character, chewing on gum and driving a motorised lectern into actors playing reporters who asked hard questions.

Scaramucci said, "Somebody said to me yesterday, I won't tell you who, that if Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those emails, you would have never seen it".

A lot of people are wondering who is this guy and how did he get here? He went to Tufts University and Harvard Law.

No, White House sources say the final straw was Trump naming Anthony Scaramucci to be his communications director. His old tweets were quickly unearthed by the media, and they paint him as a supporter of gay marriage, reproductive rights, and gun control. He's defended Trump on news programs on multiple occasions, the BBC reports.

However, during the Friday's briefing, Scaramucci apologized for the remarks, calling them "one of the biggest mistakes that I made because I was an unexperienced person in the world of politics".

When pressed on past financial and political support of Democrats, Scaramucci defended his history, saying, "I don't like attacking people personally". President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is also expected to appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Monday.

Mr Scaramucci is expected to play a visible role as one of Mr Trump's defenders on television.

Scaramucci has since taken time to apologize to his longtime friend for comments past.