Scaramucci subsequently deleted the tweet and replaced it with another disavowing widespread speculation that his message implied that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus should be investigated. But other aides have said Mr. Priebus urged Mr. Trump not to bring Mr. Scaramucci to the White House, and was overruled.
"As the president would say in his own words, the White House leakers are small potatoes", Scaramucci said.
"Some brothers are like Cain and Abel, other brothers can fight with each other and get along".
At one point, he invoked the Old Testament story of Cain and Abel to describe his relationship with Priebus.
The issue of leaks has weighed heavily on President Donald Trump as his administration tries to navigate questions about contacts some Trump campaign associates may have had with Russian government officials.
The fracas began Wednesday night after Politico published Scaramucci's financial disclosure forms from his employment at the Export-Import Bank, where the former financier had a post before being tapped last week as Trump's new communications director last week.
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Still, Scaramucci said he would report "directly" to the President, and that he and Priebus would work together. The newspaper cited his financial disclosure form, which it claimed is publicly available. "Let me tell you something about myself - I am a straight shooter, and I'll go right to the heart of the matter". He's responsible for understanding and uncovering and helping me do that in the White House, which is why I put the tweet out last night.
Wikileaks, for example, tweeted, "Your financial disclosure report is a public document", with an image of instructions on how to obtain such a report. I said that. I know the press wants to ridicule me for saying it six times from the podium.
After the Twittersphere lit up, pointing out to Scaramucci that the disclosure form is public and that it appeared he was threatening Preibus, he deleted the tweet, and posted a new one at 12:47 a.m., writing that he wasn't calling for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ to investigate Preibus: "Wrong! So if Reince wants to explain that he is not a leaker-let him do that".
"What I'm upset about is the process - and the junk pool, the dirty pool - in terms of the way this stuff is being done", Scaramucci said. Cuomo. "I don't know if this is repairable or not-that will be up to the president".
In addition, he said he understood that his financial disclosures that Politico requested were publicly available.