QUOTABLE: Ryan Lizza's interview with Anthony Scaramucci is an Internet sensation. One writer remarked Lizza hadn't gotten more solid gold quotes in a single story than he'd gotten in an entire career.

You gotta read this piece by Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker about a phone called he received from White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. In any other White House, he’d be gone. In Trumpland, home of the pussy grabber, it’ll probably get him a new MAGA cap.

He called Lizza because he’d scored a little scoop on a White House dinner Scaramucci attended with Trump and a couple of Fox Newsers.  The Mooch wanted to know the leaker. Lizza wasn’t talking. But Scaramucci let it all hang out.


He’s going to fire leakers, he declaimed. He’s going to sic the FBI on people. He’s got a big dagger sharpened for chief of staff Reince Priebus. Like I say, read it. Among the quotes that are clogging the Twittersphere:

* “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”

* Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist.

* “What I want to do is I want to kill all the leakers.”

* “The swamp will not defeat him,” he said, breaking into the third person. “They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”

The episode reminded me of the late-night calls by Arkansas native daughter Martha Mitchell, wife of Attorney General John Mitchell, during the runup to Nixon’s Watergate downfall. That was hot stuff at the time, but pretty tame next to The Mooch.