Fox News host Sean Hannity said Thursday that Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, thought he was off the record during the explosive interview with a reporter in which he unloaded on White House leaks and key players within the Trump administration.

"Now speaking with Anthony Scaramucci, as he expressed -- and as [Fox News chief national correspondent] Ed Henry reported -- in his tweets, he regrets using some of the language he used with the reporter," Hannity said during the opening monologue of his evening program. "He told me he thought it was off the record."

Hannity admitted leaks and infighting have plagued Trump's first six months as chief executive, but said such discord was not uncommon in work environments.

"And the president, Anthony Scaramucci, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, you know what? The one thing they all have in common in spite of maybe disagreeing here and maybe some infighting, they're all tired of the deep state leaks," Hannity said, using a term employed by some conservatives to talk about Obama administration holdovers who are trying to undermine Trump. "Anthony Scaramucci rightly is trying to put an end to it. I don't know who's leaking in the White House, I've no idea but I hope it ends."

Hannity interviewed Scaramucci on Wednesday. During the interview, Scaramucci referred to taking "dramatic steps" to stop leakers. The pair also reportedly had dinner together with President Trump.