White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has repeatedly been the subject of news reports saying he is about to be fired by President Donald Trump, yet he remains in his post, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has found.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez mocked White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus over Twitter on Friday for alleged ties to Russia, despite the Trump administration tapping a Putin critic for a top role on the National Security Council.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Friday called for the Justice Department to investigate White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus following a report that he asked the FBI to publicly refute media stories about President Trump's associates communicating with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The White House is pushing back against Thursday's CNN report that the FBI rejected a request from chief of staff Reince Priebus to "knock down media reports" on communication between associates of President Trump and Russia.
President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday picked Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the favorite of the party's establishment and a low-key Washington insider, to serve in the influential position of White House chief of staff.