President Donald Trump has an enormous intelligence problem on his hands, as the White House has sprung a number of leaks in recent weeks.
The unconventional President has seemingly had trouble surrounding himself with a staff capable of shedding their Washington insider ways in order to power through Trump’s ambitious agenda. For weeks, it has been rumored that the President could be eyeing a massive shakeup to his cabinet, counsel, and administration as a whole, and new reports out of D.C. today indicate that one of the biggest dominoes to fall could soon be toppled.
Erick Erickson had the scoop.
“I think many conservatives have failed to appreciate having a committed Christian in the White House Chief of Staff’s Office. Reince Priebus was unappreciated as Chairman of the RNC by many on the right and often blamed for things not in his control. I know him to be a very good guy and think he was placed in a thankless position as Chief of Staff to the President and then not allowed to actually be the chief. I also know he is sincere in his faith and, of the various chiefs of staff of Presidents in the last few decades, he is probably the most sincere in his faith in a very long time.
“Nonetheless, two White House sources tell me Reince Priebus’s departure is imminent. The President would like to land Reince somewhere still in government, but regardless has decided to move on. I was not told who the replacement is or even that the President has settled on a replacement. It will not be, despite some rumors, Steve Bannon. One name circulating in the media is lobbyist David Urban, who once served as Chief of Staff to Arlen Specter. Choosing Urban would be bringing the swamp into the White House instead of draining it.”
Previous adjustments made by the President to his staff had been minute, with the exception of James Comey’s dismissal as FBI Director, and the possibility that Priebus could soon be on the first bus out of the beltway would cause major ripples in the Washington swamps.
Donald Trump’s promise to the American people to shake the chains of Washington’s status quo has certainly been kept during these first few months. Now, with intelligence pouring out of the White House from yet-to-be-named sources, the Commander in Chief will be required to cull the herd in order to conduct the business of the President. If Priebus must go, so be it.