Anthony Scaramucci, an investment firm founder and a Republican donor, will not be taking a senior job at the White House as previously announced, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
Mr. Scaramucci was informed on Wednesday by Reince Priebus, President Trump's chief of staff, and by Stephen K. Bannon, the president's top strategist, that he would not get the job as liaison to the business community.
Mr. Priebus and Mr. Bannon, the official said, plan to find another role in the administration for Mr. Scaramucci in the future. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mr. Scaramucci's name had not officially been withdrawn.
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At issue is Mr. Scaramucci's sale of his firm, SkyBridge Capital, to a division of HNA Group, a politically connected Chinese conglomerate that would become the firm's majority owner. The sale has not been completed, and administration officials said the White House Counsel's Office had predicted that it would take up to three months for Mr. Scaramucci to be cleared of potential ethics conflicts.