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Report: White House Had Scaramucci Escorted Off Grounds (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was reportedly escorted off the White House grounds after resigning on July 31 (video below).

CNN host White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny described the scene:

We are being told that Anthony Scaramucci was essentially escorted off the White House property earlier this afternoon. It was after the Chief of Staff John Kelly said he does not think that [Scaramucci] is right for this White House.

It all goes back to the tone of that conversation, the interview with The New Yorker magazine that was so incendiary and really divisive. I'm also being told this afternoon that Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior adviser, as well Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter, also supported this decision for Anthony Scaramucci to leave.

When CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked about Scaramucci being escorted off the White House grounds, Zeleny added: "We are told by our producers here, our team here, that he was escorted off the property, which isn't necessarily unusual. If someone is no longer working here, he has no reason to be here. We are told he was escorted off the property earlier this afternoon."

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle said that Ivanka was not going to work with Scaramucci: "Someone like Ivanka, is she really going to hang her hat in her newly-renovated all-white office next to somebody who had a call like the one he did with a reporter last Thursday? The stars just don't seem to align for Anthony."

Despite Scaramucci's departure after only 10 days on the job, President Donald Trump stayed positive on Twitter: "A great day at the White House!"

In more Trump news, the Washington Post reports that the president dictated a statement on July 8 that Donald Trump Jr. used regarding his meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016.

Multiple sources told the newspaper that the president came up with the statement that his son and the Russian attorney "primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children" during their meeting.

However, the Post notes that the statement was misleading because it was soon revealed that Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting via email after he was told that the Russian lawyer had potentially compromising information about Hillary Clinton, which may have been part of the Russian government's push to get Trump elected.

Some of Trump's advisers reportedly feel that the president's direct involvement in the situation leaves him open to accusations of a coverup. Special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president.

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