But a representative for The New Yorker on Thursday notes that reporter Ryan Lizza wasn't required by law to get Scaramucci's consent to record the conversation. Federal law permits taping telephone conversations if one party consents to the taping in this case, Lizza.
The move, coming just 10 days after the Republican president named Scaramucci to the post, took place on the first day of work for Trump's new chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, who sources said was seeking to impose order on a White House riven with factions and backbiting.
News of Scaramucci's exit from the White House comes hours after Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly was sworn into office and after Trump had insisted that there was no 'chaos' in his White House. The Wall Street financier's rather short stint at the White House has made him a butt of jokes on the Internet.
In the words of the White House announcement, Anthony Scaramucci was leaving because he "felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team." The two-sentence release concluded, "We wish him all the best."
A Wall Street personal, Scaramucci said he is an incrementalist. "To say something overly bold or overly dramatic is unfair. What good entrepreneurs do is they start the day and they go through the process," he said indicating that he would like to work with the communications team.