President Donald Trump is expected to name Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, the news website Axios reported Thursday night.
Scaramucci will be filling a position left open by Mike Dubke, who resigned in May.
Axios’s Jonathan Swan reported that Trump made the move and only informed Reince Priebus, his chief of staff, after the fact.
Scaramucci was on Trump’s transition team after supporting him during the 2016 election, but he raised money for Scott Walker and Jeb Bush during the heated primaries.
Scaramucci landed headlines in June after CNN published, and then retracted, a story connecting him to the Russia investigation. The bungled story ultimately led to the resignations of three CNN staffers.
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