Anthony Scaramucci, the former communications director for the White House, will sit down for two interviews in the coming week. Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’s Late Show, announced Wednesday on Twitter that Scaramucci would be joining him for an interview. The following day, George Stephanopoulos announced on Twitter that Scaramucci would be joining him this Sunday on ABC’s This Week.
Since leaving the administration, Scaramucci has plugged his podcast and a Medium post he wrote about addiction, linked to The President Show’s portrayal of himself and invited the actor to dinner, and posted a political cartoon that pokes fun at his short tenure.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 4, 2017
However, Scaramucci also sent out two tweets that reference his controversial and vulgar interview with The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza. He tweeted that Lizza “is the Linda Tripp of 2017. People know. And he is up at night not being able to live with himself.” Many pointed out that if Lizza is Tripp then that would make Scaramucci Monica Lewinsky in this comparison. Twitter user Roland Scahill then asked Scaramucci, “Are you accusing him of taping the call without your permission?” Scaramucci affirmed, saying, “Yes. He absolutely taped the call without my permission. #lowlife.”
However, the law was indeed on Lizza’s side as both Washington, D.C., and New York (Scaramucci’s home state, although he was working at the White House at the time) are one party consent states when it comes to recording phone calls. That means that Lizza (acting as the one party) did not need to receive permission from Scaramucci (who would have been the second party) to record their conversation. Lizza wrote an article about their conversation which many believe led to Scaramucci leaving after John Kelly took over as Chief of Staff.