Anthony Scaramucci got his wings clipped by a U.S. agency CFIUS by blocking his hedge fund SkyBridge Capital’s good times with China last year. Does he hope for better chances with the Democrats in 2020?
CFIUS is an interagency committee authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.
The Mooch, being the gentleman that he is, wants payback for all his hurts and he is on a mission. He is making the rounds selling his can of worms to any and all who will listen. Bill Kristol is his new found friend. That should work. I suggest the real story after the clip. Isn’t it interesting no one is asking him about it.
Here he wanders over to the show “Media Buzz” on Sunday.
Scaramucci calls Trump a ‘clear and present danger’ in ongoing feud
In December, the financier and former Trump administration spokesman Anthony Scaramucci told Bloomberg that his hedge fund SkyBridge Capital would be a part of the Chinese conglomerate HNA “very shortly.”
But after more than a year in limbo since the planned acquisition was first announced, a US government agency has effectively blocked it from taking place, by reportedly refusing to even accept the application.
When news first broke of SkyBridge’s pending sale to HNA, in January 2017, some speculated that the deal was an attempt by Beijing to buy influence in Washington.
HNA is suspected of having ties to the Chinese government, and Scaramucci, SkyBridge’s founder, was an ally of US president Donald Trump, and briefly his communications chief.
Other than that, all is well in the swamp.