A new report indicates that recently fired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci may not have been fired at the request of new Chief of Staff John Kelly, as previously reported. He may have resigned to hide an affair with Fox News’ Kimberley Guilfoyle. This according to TMZ:
“The timeline is interesting — Monday morning a source in Scaramucci’s world pointed out he and Guilfoyle had been seen together in public a number of times over the last year. Some of the events were public and others were private dinners in and around the NYC area.
“The most recent, of course, was the private dinner with the President at the White House on July 26 … the dinner which was leaked to the media, triggering Scaramucci’s now infamous tirade.
Now, back to Monday morning … at 9:27 AM PT we reached out to the White House Press Office to get Scaramucci’s side of the story. At the same time, we reached out to a well-placed source in the West Wing … again seeking a comment from Scaramucci. We’re told our inquiry circulated among various people in the West Wing.
“At 9:55 AM PT a source close to Scaramucci told us he and Kimberly were just friends. Likewise, a FOX News spokesperson told us they’d been friends for years, and met through her work at FOX.
Sources told us, and now Scaramucci confirms, he went ballistic over the White House dinner leak because Kimberly was at the dinner and he knew about the dating rumors that were circulating.
“At 11:35 AM PT … Scaramucci resigned from his post as White House Communications Director.”
Of course this could have only aided Kelly’s decision to let him go as the news of the affair would have dominated the news cycle. And that’s exactly what the Trump Administration did not want.
During his short 10-day tenure as communications director, Scaramucci’s wife, Deidre Ball, filed for divorce.
The story was that she did not approve of his Washington, DC ambitions:
“The new White House Communications Director had been married for about 3 years to Deidre Ball, but according to the NY Post … she got fed up with his Washington, D.C. ambitions and decided to leave him.
“Ball had been a VP at SkyBridge Capital, the investment firm Scaramucci founded.
“The Post reports there’s been tension in the marriage because Deidre isn’t a Trump fan, and did not support Anthony’s desire to land a White House post.”
“But that does add to the possibility that something else was going on at the time. But Scaramucci has denied the affair:
“Scaramucci, whose wife Deidre Ball filed for divorce on July 6, ‘strongly denies having a sexual relationship with Guilfoyle,’ according to the article. A Fox News spokesperson told The Huffington Post that the pair are “good friends.”
“‘Guilfoyle’s friend Roger Stone added that the two are “very close friends but nothing more.’ Stone joked, ‘He is way too short for Kimberly.'”
But now that he is out of the White House and headed for divorce, there really is no real incentive to hide the relationship. Although they might be waiting for things to calm down before revealing the truth. But on the other hand, this could just be a wild rumor that has gotten completely out of control. We’ll let you decide.