Michael Short, who is suspected of being a leaker, has been booted from the White House Communications Office by director Anthony Scaramucci.
This comes hot on the heels of Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s resignation, considered to be an ally of Short’s.
Breitbart is reporting:
Suspected leaker Michael Short has been terminated from the White House communications office, Breitbart News can confirm.
Short, an ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and now former Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who resigned last week—was terminated on Tuesday by new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
Politico’s Tara Palmeri was the first to report the news.
“Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he plans to dismiss assistant press secretary Michael Short,” Palmeri wrote on Tuesday morning. “It would be Scaramucci’s first step toward shaking up the communications shop, which has been dominated by former Republican National Committee staffers loyal to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, a former RNC chairman.”
Multiple White House sources tell Breitbart News that Short was a leaker, and worked closely with now former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh—another RNC wing official who was terminated earlier this year for her own suspected leaking.
Short has not responded to a request for comment on the questions about his leaking. But he did tell CNN he does not believe he has been fired, even though multiple White House sources confirm he has been.
It’s reported that Short was not too popular with many of his colleagues after he quit the Trump campaign and then rejoined as a staffer because of his relationship with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Short himself has denied being a leaker saying “the entire premise is false.” He also denies that he ever quit the campaign, stating he simply went back to work at the Republican National Committee.
People who leak information are a threat to national security, and to the agenda the president is attempting to pass. It makes perfect sense that if someone is suspected of leaking information, they need to be removed from their position.
[Note: This article was written by Steve Parker]