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Scaramucci Criticizes 'Lowlife' Reporter Who Legally Recorded His Vulgar Rant

The former Wall Street financier was fired July 31 after only 11 days on the job

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    Anthony Scaramucci spent less than two weeks as the White House communications director. Here is a look at some of the most talked about moments during his short tenure at the White House.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017)

    Anthony Scaramucci says his profanity-laced phone call that preceded his ouster as White House communications director was recorded without his permission.

    But a spokesperson for The New Yorker said Thursday that reporter Ryan Lizza wasn't required by law to get Scaramucci's consent to record the conversation. Washington, D.C., and New York only require one party to a conversation to consent to an audio recording, like many other states.

    Scaramucci called Lizza last month and insulted White House aides using vulgar language during the phone interview. The former Wall Street financier was fired July 31 after only 11 days on the job.

    He used #lowlife to describe Lizza on Twitter on Wednesday night, after comparing the reporter to Linda Tripp, the woman who taped Monica Lewinsky discussing her affair with then-President Bill Clinton. The Lewinsky scandal led to Clinton's impeachment in 1998. 

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    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017)

    Lewinsky responded Thursday on Twitter to Scaramucci's comparison with a blushing emoji. 

    Scaramucci is planning a media tour next week, beginning Sunday with an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week." He'll follow that up with an appearance Monday on Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show."