On July 21, newly named White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci downplayed reports of tension between himself and chief of staff Reince Priebus.
Scaramucci said: "Reince and I have been personal friends for six years. We are a little bit like brothers, where we rough each other up once in a while."
But just six days later, Scaramucci appeared to give a more specific analogy to CNN's "New Day."
He said: "Some brothers are like Cain and Abel. Other brothers can fight with each other and get along. I don't know if this is repairable or not. That will be up to the president."
Scaramucci called into the show to address a tweet he sent Wednesday night. The tweet, which appears to reference Politico's publication of his financial disclosure form, said: "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45."
Scaramucci's tagging of Priebus led some to believe Scaramucci was accusing Priebus of being the source of the so-called "leak."
As Politico notes, the disclosure form is available to the public upon request.
"When I put out a tweet and I put Reince's name in a tweet, they're all making the assumption that it's him because journalists know who the leakers are. So if Reince wants to explain he's not a leaker, let him do that," Scaramucci told CNN's Chris Cuomo.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn't say whether the White House believes Priebus is a leaker.
She also didn't directly respond to questions about whether President Donald Trump has confidence in Priebus.
Sanders said during Thursday's press briefing: "If the president doesn't, then he'll make that decision. We all serve at the pleasure of the president and if he gets to a place where that isn't the case, he'll let you know."
When asked a follow-up question, Sanders said: "We all come and have a chance to voice those ideas, voice those perspectives, and have a lot of healthy competition."
Priebus hadn't commented as of Thursday evening.