Reince Priebus's file

Priebus

Republican from Wisconsin

In November 2016, Reince Priebus was named by President-elect Donald Trump as White House chief of staff, a post he will take in January 2017. Priebus has been chairman of the Republican National Committee since 2011. Previously, he was chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He was an unsuccessful Wisconsin state Senate candidate in 2004. He is a Kenosha, Wis., native and lawyer.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True1 (%)(1)
  • Mostly True3 (%)(3)
  • Half True8 (%)(8)
  • Mostly False2 (%)(2)
  • False11 (%)(11)
  • Pants on Fire1 (%)(1)

Recent statements involving Reince Priebus

Recent stories featuring Reince Priebus

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Our file on Reince Priebus, Donald Trump's choice for chief

Sharp attacks on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

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