Financier Anthony Scaramucci, a top donor to President Donald Trump during the campaign, is expected to be named White House communications director on Friday, two White House officials said.

Anthony Scaramucci, 53 years old, is the founder of hedge-fund investing firm SkyBridge Capital and a hedge-fund conference known as SALT. Known as “The Mooch,” Scaramucci previously hosted a financial TV show on Fox Business Network and has been a frequent guest advocating for Trump on cable news shows.

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Scaramucci didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Separately, Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s personal attorney who is representing him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the links of the president’s associates to Russia, is expected to take on a lesser role on Trump’s outside legal team, according to a person familiar with the shift.

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Kasowitz’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, resigned from his post this week after less than two months on the job, according to a person familiar with his decision, after privately expressing frustration over the administration’s handling of episodes such as the revelation of a meeting Donald Trump Jr. arranged in June 2016 between top campaign aides and a Russian lawyer.

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Corallo didn’t respond to a request for comment.


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