Donald Trump replaced Reince Priebus with John Kelly

Scaramucci says senior leaders take leak crackdown seriously

Scaramucci says senior leaders take leak crackdown seriously

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus walks to boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, July 28, 2017, to travel with President Donald Trump to Brentwood, N.Y. for a speech to law enforcement officials on the gang MS-13.

Publicly, everyone made the right noises, Trump praising Priebus' six months of service, Priebus welcoming Kelly to his job he was sacked from, and Trump calling Kelly a "true star" of his administration who had don a great job as Homeland Security secretary by staunching illegal immigration.

President Donald Trump has railed against leaks, many of them damaging to him and the administration, ever since he took office.

But for now, the war that new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is waging against "leaks" in the White House is a fight Trump wants to have. Also attending was Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist.

Reince Priebus has resigned his role as White House chief of staff, saying it had become clear that the USA president wanted to go in a different direction.

Some senior White House aides are encouraging President Trump to move embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions from his post as attorney general to the now-vacant leadership spot at Department of Homeland Security, ABC News has learned.

But Kelly did not gel with the previous administration, and his military career ended on a sour note in January 2016 after he repeatedly clashed with the Obama White House.

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For his part, Priebus said in a statement that he will "continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President's agenda and policies", and that he "can't think of a better person than General John Kelly to succeed me". He has helped seal the border and reduced illegal immigration by 70%. "I look forward to working with the administration as they choose a new leader for the Department of Homeland Security". "He will begin on Monday morning and a cabinet meeting will follow his swearing in", Sanders said.

Enter - or exit, shall we say - Priebus. "I think it's a good time to hit the reset button ... it's something I think the White House needs and I support him", Priebus told CNN. The President thanks Reince Priebus for his service.

Priebus said the president wanted go "a different direction" and that it was "a healthy thing". The New Yorker published a profanity-laced interview Thursday in which Scaramucci called Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic".

In fact, he chatted with Priebus repeatedly during the flight. Even worse, Trump often derided him in private meetings as a weakling for having suggested Trump withdraw from the presidential campaign after the "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced, a jibe that other aides leaked a few times. President Donald Trump announced the staff shakeup in a Friday tweet. "Reince is a good man".

The job of White House chief of staff is often said to be the most hard position in Washington.

Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary and new White House chief of staff John Kelly is thanking the staff at DHS for the opportunity to serve as their secretary. "I'm not going to get into the individual personal stuff".

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