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President Trump selected Anthony Scaramucci as communications director

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Updated July 21, 2017 11:42 AM EDT

Reuters news agency confirmed the news on Twitter following speculation that President Trump would tap Anthony Scaramucci to lead the White House communications department.

New York financier and former transition team official Anthony Scaramucci could be the latest person to join the Trump administration as the communications director, two sources with knowledge of the situation said.

If tapped, he would fill a vacancy left by Mike Dubke, who announced his resignation in May. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been temporarily filling both positions in his absence.

Scaramucci had once been expected to lead the White House officer that coordinates the administration's outreach to businesses and other interest groups. Those plans were scrapped, however, amid questions of the sale of his hedge fund.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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