Reince Priebus's file

Priebus

Republican from Wisconsin

Reince Priebus was the first chief of staff to President Donald Trump, replaced by John Kelly in July 2017. Priebus was previously chairman of the Republican National Committee, a post he assumed in 2011. He is also the former 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

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Recent stories featuring Reince Priebus

Ahead of her Milwaukee appearance, recent Hillary Clinton fact checks

Recent checks on statements by and about her that have remained in the news.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the 2016 election -- Reince Priebus on the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing our fact checks on the Wisconsinite and former White House chief of staff.

Iran nuclear deal back in the news

Wisconsin politicians made claims about the deal and terrorism, Iran's nuclear program and Hillary Clinton.

How does Trump White House turnover compare to Bush, Obama?

In the past six months, the Trump administration has seen the firing or resignation of its chief of staff, communications director, press secretary, FBI director, ethics director, national security adviser and more. But is the Trump turnover as rapid as it seems?

In Context: Tirade against Reince Priebus

President's new communications director blasted Priebus in an article the day before the Wisconsinite was replaced.