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Former Trump adviser blasts ex-Obama officials for playing politics with Russia

Anthony Scaramucci and Austan Goolsbee react on 'The First 100 Days'

 

Anthony Scaramucci, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, said that Obama administration officials were playing "blood sport politics" by taking actions to undermine the president. 

Asked about recent reports that officials who worked for Obama left a trail of evidence related to the ongoing investigation of links between Russia and the Trump campaign and have helped push the story to reporters, Scaramucci pushed back. 

"George W. Bush set the gold standard for ex-presidents, say nothing and do nothing," said Scaramucci, who served on the executive committee of Trump's transition team. "I think it's a shame that it's going on and I do think [Obama] is aware that it's going on."

Austan Goolsbee, a former member of the Obama administration, said that the Trump administration has suffered some blows to its credibility, including the resignation of Mike Flynn because of his misstatements regarding his contact with the Russians. 

"Still it's patently unfair and borderline unpatriotic," said Scaramucci, referring to the efforts of Obama administration officials to go against Trump.