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Breitbart, relying on 'sources close to the president,' suggests Reince Priebus is on the way out

Is the White House departure terminal about to get even more crowded?

Michael Flynn stepped down as national security adviser late Monday evening, amidst a growing scandal about his pre-inauguration conversations with Russia and subsequent lies about them. And now, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is reportedly on thin ice, sources "close to the president" told Breitbart News.

Of course, Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon used to run Breitbart.

Priebus and Bannon have been trying to assure everyone that they're friends, despite widespread reports of internal power struggles. Preibus represents the Republican establishment in the White House, while Bannon, like Trump, is an outsider who once ran the very right-wing media organization that is now predicting Priebus' political demise.

These sources with inner workings of the White House and others independently confirm that President Trump has been privately critical of Priebus in many settings, asking questions about his performance in the position. That's not all: Others say that Priebus is having a seriously difficult time communicating with all sides of the Republican Party, and cannot effectively build relationships across the divide to unite the Trump coalition. All of this could derail Trump's presidency if he doesn't fix it soon, and quickly bring in someone new as chief of staff who can smooth out the rocky start and get things back on track sooner rather than later. [Breitbart]

Who could be leaking this to Breitbart? Who indeed... Jeva Lange