The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources, that Sessions intends to launch a probe into leaks of classified information to the press. Fox News ran a similar story on Wednesday morning, also citing unnamed sources.
"I think he [Sessions] has got a plan that he’s put together and at some point — I don't know if it will be today, tomorrow or next week — he will announce that plan," Scaramucci told Fox News in response to a question about reports that Sessions plans to launch an investigation.
"Listen, we have to crack down on leaks on a number of different fronts."
On Tuesday, Scaramucci told reporters outside the White House that in order to stop leaks to the media, he will fire everyone in the press office if such a step is necessary to effect a change.
"I'm going to fire everybody, that's how I'm going to do it. You're either going to stop leaking, or you're gonna get fired," Scaramucci stated, asserting that if he had to fire everyone but himself and the current Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, he would do precisely that to stop leaks of information to the press from the White House.
Scaramucci added that President Donald Trump gave him the authority to fire anyone he deems necessary.
On June 8, Comey testified in a US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he made unauthorized disclosures of privileged conversations with Trump. The ex-FBI chief gave the memorandums documenting his interactions with US president to a friend, asking him to leaked them to the media.