Published on

Scaramucci Has Anonymous Source Who Told Him Russians "Maybe Didn't" Hack 2016 Election (Okay, He Admits, It Was President Trump)

New communications director is having a great first weekend on the job

In order to keep his keep his identify confidential, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci would only provide this photograph of his anonymous source. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/ Reuters)

In addition to other headline-generating statements over the weekend (here and here), President Donald Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci also on Sunday claimed he had a source—but said "I won't tell you who"—who communicated to him that maybe it wasn't Russian government officials who meddled in last year's U.S. election.

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" and pressed mildly by Jake Tapper about who this "anonymous source" was, Scaramucci quickly confessed, "How 'bout it was the president, Jake. I talked to him yesterday. He called me from Air Force One and he basically said to me: 'Hey you know, maybe they did it, maybe they didn't do it.'"

The bizarre exchange occurs, The Hill notes, "amid uncertainty on whether the president will support a bipartisan Russian sanctions bill, despite White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisting [Sunday] that the Trump administration supports the measure."

And while Huckabee Sanders delivered that message, Scaramucci offered a variation on the president's current position.

The president, he said, "hasn't made the decision yet to sign that bill one way or another."

FRIENDS: Help Us Fight

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article