There was a little bit of drama overnight where folks in the MSM accused incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci of asking the FBI to investigate White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus for allegedly leaking his financial disclosure forms to Politico. Scaramucci later deleted the tweet below:

Scaramucci later tweeted a clarification, saying “Wrong!” to a screenshot of an article on Axios with the headline, “Scaramucci appears to want Priebus investigated by FBI”:

Scaramucci was reacting to an article in Politico titled, “Scaramucci still stands to profit from SkyBridge from the White House” which included his financial disclosure form. Lorraine Woellert, who wrote the piece, later confirmed that she obtained the “publicly available” document from the Export-Import Bank where Scaramucci had been working before moving to the White House:

In a text message to the New York Times, it appears Scaramucci wasn’t aware that his form was already available:

Mr. Scaramucci’s report says it was filed on June 23, which means it could be publicly released by the bank on July 23, or last Sunday. Politico did not indicate whether it obtained the report through such a regular request.

Asked why he thought the report had been leaked illegally, Mr. Scaramucci responded by text: “They aren’t in process yet.” But when told his form could be released on July 23, he did not respond further.

However, despite Scaramucci’s denial, Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post are reporting that Priebus is the target:

Scaramucci also appeared on “Hannity” last night and spoke of getting the leakers to stop, by firings if necessary:

After his appearance, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores issued the following statement, via Fox News:

“We have seen an astonishing increase in the number of leaks of classified national security information in recent months. We agree with Anthony that these staggering number of leaks are undermining the ability of our government to function and to protect this country. Like the Attorney General has said, ‘whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,’ and we will aggressively pursue leak cases wherever they may lead.”