After being left vacant since Mike Dubke's resignation in May, the office of the director of communications for the White House is reportedly about to be filled.
In a Thursday evening report, Axios revealed that President Donald Trump plans to announce former Transition Team Executive Committee member Anthony Scaramucci to the role.
Citing “two sources familiar with the planning,” Axios claims that Trump's plan comes as a surprise to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who was apparently not part of the decision-making process where the communications director role was concerned.
Scaramucci, who was originally named as an assistant to the president as well as the director of the of White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, supported Trump in the 2016 general election after initially endorsing Jack Walker and then Jeb Bush.
While Scaramucci's appointment to the Office of Public Liaison has since been rescinded — George Sifakis has since filled the position — Priebus claimed in March that Scaramucci was still being considered for a role in the administration, according to Politico.
Currently the vice president and chief strategy officer for the U.S. Import-Export Bank, Scaramucci would be expected to leave that position should he accept the offer at the White House.
No formal announcement from the White House has been made regarding Scaramucci or the communications director role at of early Friday morning.