Scara­mucci rails against ri­vals in the West Wing

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WASH­ING­TON — When An­thony Scara­mucci, the new White House com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor, went on tele­vi­sion Thurs­day morn­ing to com­pare him­self and his ad­ver­sary, Reince Priebus, the chief of staff, to Cain and Abel, it seemed to en­cap­su­late the frat­ri­ci­dal na­ture of an ad­min­is­tra­tion riven by bi­b­li­cal ri­val­ries. Cain, af­ter all, killed Abel as they vied for God’s fa­vor.

As it turned out, that was the cleaned-up ver­sion. In a vul­gar­ity­laced tele­phone call with a New Yorker writer re­ported on the mag­a­zine’s web­site on Thurs­day even­ing, Scara­mucci railed against Priebus and Stephen K. Ban­non, the pres­i­dent’s chief strate­gist, both of whom op­posed his hir­ing last week. He even vowed to get the chief of staff fired. “Reince Priebus — if you want to leak some­thing — he’ll be asked to re­sign very shortly,” Scara­mucci said.

Whether Scara­mucci will turn out to be Cain or Abel, it was clear that his ap­point­ment has added

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