Scaramucci deflects questions on White House leaks to Priebus

The White House communications director is under fire for a tweet he wrote.

— -- White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is deflecting questions about leaks inside the White House, suggesting that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus should be the one to clarify the situation.

"If Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that. Let me tell you about myself," Scaramucci told CNN's Chris Cuomo this morning in a phone interview. "People know my history between me and Reince. I can speak for my own actions. He's going to need to speak for his own actions."

Also, Scaramucci implied that President Trump may veto a Russia sanctions bill that recently passed the House.

"In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45," read the tweet, posted at 10:41 p.m.

But as others have pointed out, the disclosure form is a public document.

The tweet also raised eyebrows because he included Priebus' Twitter handle.

Scaramucci posted a new tweet at 12:47 a.m. that called for the FBI and DOJ to investigate Preibus: "Wrong! Tweet was public notice to leakers that all Sr Adm officials are helping to end illegal leaks. @Reince45," he wrote.

Late Wednesday the DOJ released a statement, agreeing with Scaramucci that leaks, in general, are an issue.

At a press briefing last week, Scaramucci said there was no friction between him and Priebus.

ABC News' Mike Levine contributed to this report.