Reince Priebus broke a record for shortest-ever serving Chief of Staff on Friday, and soon after gave some big details on the circumstances surrounding his departure from the White House during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Blitzer first asked Priebus if he was one of the White House leakers, and Priebus immediately shot back:
“That’s ridiculous, Wolf. Come on. Give me a break.”
ZING! Priebus probably wasn’t a leaker- but then again, it’s not like he’s going to admit he was a leaker during an interview with Wolf Blitzer.
He also said he hoped the new Chief of Staff, John Kelly, will be able to figure out who the leaker actually is:
“I think that Gen. Kelly should see if he can get to the bottom of it and figure it out, but obviously unnamed sources are something that has been problematic and I wish him well and I’m going to try to help him.”
Priebus also described his relationship with President Trump:
“I have a very close relationship with the president. I’m going to continue to have good relationship with president.”
“I resigned and he accepted it. We talked about it. We talk all the time about this subject.”
“We talked about a few different people together. He thought John Kelly would be the number one pick and I thought it was a fantastic choice. I look forward to working with him.”
I don’t think anyone is going to miss him very much, and I’m not sorry to see him go, but this was a good interview for Priebus. Priebus just wasn’t fitting in with the Trump Administration, and it was time for him to GO.
General John Kelly is going to do a fantastic job, and we can’t wait for him to start!