I wondered at the time why Reince Priebus, the now former head of the Republican Party, suddenly started supporting Donald Trump when it became obvious that he was winning the election, after he’d been against him earlier.
After Trump was inaugurated as President he made Reince Priebus his Chief of Staff, which put Priebus in charge of the hiring and firing of White House and other government personnel. Since then, there’s been a literal flood of information leaks about secret conversations and private events within the White House which threaten national security as well as inhibiting Pres. Trumps ability to get things done, and now it looks like Reince Priebus is the leaker.
Breitbart News reports that there’s at least 50 people still in place, hired by Barack Obama, who are either likely to sabotage Trump’s presidency or are already doing so and that while Priebus knows who all these people are, he’s done nothing to get rid of them. Sally Yates, the acting Attorney General that Trump temporarily appointed, was known by Priebus to be one of those Obama holdovers, and he should have fired her before she had a chance to betray our new President.
I never did trust him and I can only assume that Pres. Trump didn’t either but gave him the Chief of Staff job anyway because that helped consolidate the Republican Party behind him. What happens now, once he fires Priebus, I can only hazard a guess. My hope is that his allies in the party, and he has some good ones, will stand up for him. Time will tell.