Nov 15, 2017

Scaramucci wants a book deal on his 10 days in White House: report

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci surrounded by press. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Anthony Scaramucci is looking for a publisher to pick up his new book on his short-lived time (all 10 days of it) in the White House. Sources told Page Six that "the Mooch" has been meeting with several publishing companies, and that the book is being repped by Trident Media Group, whose clients include Jon Stewart and Paris Hilton, among others.

Get smart: Scaramucci didn't hide from the spotlight after being fired. Instead, he embraced the media attention and used it to further his latest career moves. Since his White House departure he's signed with a famous Hollywood publicist, done several TV interviews, and is now capitalizing on his time with Trump through a hopeful book deal.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Mike Bloomberg offers to release women from 3 NDAs
  2. Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges
  3. Bloomberg campaign says Tennessee vandalism "echoes language" from Bernie supporters
  4. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  5. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3 billion to settle consumer abuse charges

Clients use an ATM at a Wells Fargo Bank in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Wells Fargo agreed to a pay a combined $3 billion to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday for opening millions of fake customer accounts between 2002 and 2016, the SEC said in a press release.

The big picture: The fine "is among the largest corporate penalties reached during the Trump administration," the Washington Post reports.

Bloomberg offers to release women from 3 nondisclosure agreements

Mike Bloomberg. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Mike Bloomberg said Friday his company will release women identified to have signed three nondisclosure agreements so they can publicly discuss their allegations against him if they wish.

Why it matters, via Axios' Margaret Talev: Bloomberg’s shift in policy toward NDAs comes as he tries to stanch his loss of female support after the Las Vegas debate. It is an effort to separate the total number of harassment and culture complaints at the large company from those directed at him personally. That could reframe the criticism against him, but also protect the company from legal fallout if all past NDAs were placed in jeopardy.