Politico reports: 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, which is publicly available upon request, 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. [Continue reading…]
Scaramucci then appears to have threatened White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in a tweet he later deleted — as though he actually has the power to cover his tracks: