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Politics Scaramucci's regrets: 'I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter'

Anthony Scaramucci earlier told New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza he'd like to "f------ kill all the leakers."

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Anthony Scaramucci has expressed regret over the call he made to a reporter who on Thursday published his expletive-filled comments about White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and so-called White House leakers.

The incoming White House communications director sent a tweet Thursday night in response to a dispatch by New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, saying he "made a mistake in trusting in a reporter."

"That won't happen again," Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci made headlines with his comments, in which he called Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac," and said he wanted to "kill all the leakers." He also made a disparaging remark about the White House's chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Scaramucci tweeted his regrets Thursday evening after the swift fallout from the story, saying he would "refrain" from using "colorful language" in his official capacity.