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BREAKING: General John Kelly named new Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus OUT!

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President Donald Trump tweeted that Ret. Gen. John Kelly is the new White House chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus in the role.

Kelly has already been serving as the secretary of homeland security.

The personnel shift came amid growing tensions inside the White House, which was made public when new communications director Anthony Scaramucci called a reporter for The New Yorker and gave a series of expletive-ridden criticisms of Priebus saying:

“Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly. Reince is a f—— paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.”

Scaramucci posted a tweet, then later deleted, the day before The New Yorker article was published, tagging Priebus and wrote that he would be contacting the FBI and Department of Justice to investigate leaking.

Priebus previously served as the Republican National Committee chairman before joining the Trump team during the transition, and was one of the members of President Donald Trump’s senior staff who had the most experience working in Washington politics.

Priebus had ties to key members of the Republican Party, like House Speaker and fellow Wisconsinite Paul Ryan, but in the recent weeks, his support base within the White House is believed to have eroded.

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