Reince Priebus is Trump's White House Chief of Staff.
|2011.01.14||GOP elects Priebus as its new chairman nytimes.com |
Reince Priebus of Wisconsin, survives seven contentious rounds of balloting to overtake Michael Steele, the embattled chairman, as party officials demand new leadership to fortify the party for the 2012 presidential race.
|2011.01.14||Priebus Re-elected to Lead Republican National Committee nytimes.com |
Reince Priebus pledged to remake and restore the Republican brand before the Congressional elections next year and the 2016 presidential race.
|2015.02.15||Jared Kushner’s family says it won’t buy Marlins if Jeffrey Loria, a major donor to Trump's campaign, becomes ambassador to France. washingtonpost.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, First 100 Days, Jared Kushner, Rex Tillerson)|
|2016.05.15||Reince Priebus urges G.O.P. unity behind Trump in a series of interviews on Sunday television shows. nytimes.com|
|2016.11.13||Trump picks Reince Priebus as chief of staff and Steve Bannon as strategist. nytimes.com (See also Steve Bannon, Presidential Transition)|
|2016.11.14||Who Is Reince Priebus, Trump's Newly Named Chief Of Staff? npr.org|
|2017.01.15||Priebus to Obama: "Step up" and quiet Democrats who question Trump’s legitimacy. washingtonpost.com (See also Mike Pence, Racism)|
|2017.01.15||White House chief of staff warned the director of the Office of Government Ethics on Sunday to "be careful" about criticizing Trump's handling of his business conflicts. washingtonpost.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Unprecedented Actions)|
|2017.01.17||Republicans look to Reince Priebus, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to bring stability. nytimes.com|
|2017.01.29||Reince Priebus defends Holocaust statement that failed to mention Jews. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Jews)|
“I don’t regret the words,” the White House chief of staff said in response to criticism of President Trump’s statement.
|2017.01.29||The White House pulls back on part of Trump’s temporary ban on visitors from seven countries by saying that it would not apply to those with green cards. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.01||Distrust in Trump’s White House, as well as power consolidation in separate spheres by Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Jared Kushner spurs leaks, confusion. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner)|
‘Trying to nail down who the leakers are is like trying to count the cockroaches under the couch,’ one longtime Trump adviser says.
|2017.02.12||Longtime Trump friend Christopher Ruddy blames administration's early missteps on Reince Priebus. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.15||Steve Bannon slams Breitbart News for a report suggesting White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus might lose his job. money.cnn.com (See also Steve Bannon, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.18||White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus joins Trump's attacks on the media in a contentious interview on "Face the Nation," saying that the press should stop using unnamed sources and stop publishing false stories. cbsnews.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.24||Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus is accused of violating protocols that protect pending investigations from political interference when he reached out to FBI to knock down stories about contacts between the Trump team and Russia. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, FBI, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.02.24||White House confirms conversation between Reince Priebus, FBI Director James Comey, and deputy director Andrew McCabe about pushing back against reports on Trump associates and Russia, that appears to violate Justice Department rules. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Russian Meddling in Election, FBI)|
|2017.03.04||Before leaving for Mar-A-Lago for the weekend, Trump summons senior staff to the Oval Office and goes "ballistic" over Sessions's decision to recuse himself from portions of any investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign election, and then, after the meeting, leaves Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus behind in D.C. abcnews.go.com (See also First 100 Days, Russian Meddling in Election, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon)|
|2017.03.04||Trump reportedly removes Priebus and Bannon from Air Force One manifest after being enraged over Russian connection leaks. dailykos.com (See also Russia, 2016 Campaign, Steve Bannon)|
|2017.07.27||White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said that he doesn't know if his relationship with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus can be repaired, and he urged Priebus to publicly prove that he has not leaked damaging information to the media. washingtonpost.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Trump Cabinet)|
|2017.07.28||Trump ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and replaced him with Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after only 6 months. washingtonpost.com (See also John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security, Trump Cabinet)|
|2017.07.31||Trump formally installed John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine general, as his White House chief of staff. washingtonpost.com (See also John Kelly, Trump Cabinet, Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.08.08||Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day. news.vice.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Sean Spicer)|
The only feedback the White House communications shop has ever gotten in all these months is: “It needs to be more fucking positive,” so some in the White House ruefully refer to the packet as “the propaganda document.”
|2017.09.25||At least six of Donald Trump’s closest advisers used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, including Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon, Reince Priebus, Gary Cohn, Stephen Miller, and Ivanka Trump. nytimes.com (See also Hypocrisy, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller)|
|2017.12.01||Documents released as part of Mr. Flynn’s plea agreement show that his pre-inauguration discussions with Sergey I. Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, about foreign policy were part of a coordinated effort by aides running Mr. Trump’s transition into the White House, as Mr. Flynn was directed by a “very senior member” of Mr. Trump’s presidential transition team. nytimes.com (See also Michael Flynn, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Mike Pence, Jared Kushner)|
|2017.12.02||A transition advisor to Donald Trump wrote in an email weeks before his inauguration that sanctions would make it difficult to ease relations with Russia, “which has just thrown the U.S.A. election to him.” thedailybeast.com (See also Trump Relationship with Russia, Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer)|
|2017.12.02||Michael Flynn’s admission that senior transition officials gave him orders last December casts doubt on the Trump administration’s effort to portray Flynn’s pre-inauguration diplomacy as a rogue operation, as Mike Pence, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, and former press secretary Sean Spicer all strongly denied early this year that Flynn discussed sanctions last December with Russia’s ambassador to the US. buzzfeed.com (See also Michael Flynn, Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Mike Pence, Sean Spicer)|
|2017.12.14||Donald Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of U.S. democracy. washingtonpost.com (See also Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Jared Kushner, H.R. McMaster, John Kelly, 2016 Campaign, 2016 Election)|
|2018.03.08||The special counsel in the Russia investigation has learned of two conversations in recent months in which Donald Trump asked key witnesses about matters they discussed with investigators. nytimes.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, Trump Relationship with Russia, Legal Issues, Don McGahn)|
|2018.03.21||A few months into his presidency, Donald Trump ordered Reince Priebus to make everyone on his staff sign a nondisclosure agreement - one which they knew couldn't be enforced and had no penalties, financial or otherwise. nytimes.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Unprecedented Actions, Belief in Conspiracy Theories)|
|2018.12.08||Donald Trump announced that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly would exit his post by the end of the year, capping the retired Marine general’s rocky tenure as the president’s top aide and portending a major personnel shake-up as Trump prepares to navigate a divided Congress and focuses on his reelection campaign. washingtonpost.com (See also John Kelly, Resignations and Dismissals)|
Nick Ayers, Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, is widely expected to be Kelly’s replacement.