CNN’s Chris Cuomo conducted a lengthy interview with incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Wednesday — and came away baffled by the new Trump administration member’s efforts to evade his questions.
At one point during the interview, Cuomo asked Scaramucci if Trump was planning to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom Trump had described as being “VERY weak” on Tuesday morning.
Scaramucci responded by saying that he would like for the two men to come together and talk about their differences, although he recommended that everyone in the West Wing “have a tough skin” about receiving criticism from the president.
“Have they spoken?” Cuomo then asked Scaramucci of Trump and Sessions.
“I don’t know the answer,” Scaramucci said.
Turning to the question of leaks, Cuomo asked Scaramucci if President Trump had specifically asked him to fire senior assistant press secretary Michael Short, who resigned on Tuesday amid rumors that he was responsible for leaking information to the press.
“I [won’t] answer the question,” he said. “You see, I’m getting so subtle and surgical in terms of the way I talk.”
“Did the president tell you, ‘Get rid of this guy, he’s one of the leakers?'” Cuomo asked again.
“I’m not going to answer that question,” Scaramucci replied.
“Why?” Cuomo asked.
“Because I just said I wasn’t going to answer it,” Scaramucci said.
“I know, but what happened to being straight?” Cuomo asked.
“I’m straightly not answering your question,” Scaramucci said.
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Watch Rachel Maddow broadcast ‘exclusive story’ that undermines Mike Pence’s claims
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday presented an "exclusive story" -- that undermines public claims by the Trump administration.
Vice President Mike Pence has been among the biggest defenders of the detention camps the administration is running near the southern border.
Pence has described the treatment of detainees as "compassionate" and "excellent."
But that was not what Maddow reported on Monday.
"You haven’t seen this anywhere else," she introduced. "This is the first time this has been broadcast."
The story was an exclusive interview NBC News correspondent Julia Ainsley conducted with a child refugee from Guatemala who was held in one of the camps for eleven days.
WATCH: 10 videos show massive flooding hitting Brooklyn and New Jersey after torrential downpour
A massive flood is once again striking parts of New York City and New Jersey Monday as the heatwave gave way to a torrential downpour.
The storm moved through after 6 p.m. EST, dropping several inches of rain in a short period and causing immense flash flooding during rush hour. Commuters reported unusually large crowds on subway platforms, water flowing down subway stairs and huge leaks in the ceilings.
Airports were also dealing with the storm blowing through with time delays at LaGuardia, JFK and the Newark Airports.
Some folks took the flood in stride, bringing out pool toys to ride the waves:
Protesters take to the streets outside judge’s home after he approves controversial jail sentence for black judge
On Monday, angry crowds of people came to the neighborhood of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Dinkelacker after he ordered former judge Tracie Hunter to serve a six-month prison sentence for mishandling a confidential document.
The scenes from the courtroom were dramatic, with Hunter's supporters screaming as she collapsed upon Dinkelacker upholding the sentence, and officers dragging her limp figure from the courtroom: