Shortly after 9:30 on Saturday night, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is "leaving the traveling White House caravan early" and returning to Washington this week rather than continuing on for the entire international trip.
Priebus is said to be leaving the traveling White House caravan early, returning this week instead of staying the full foreign trip.— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1495330476.0
The White House is reportedly in crisis mode after Friday's twin bombshell revelations about President Donald Trump's conversations with a Russian delegation in the Oval Office in which he slammed ex-FBI Director James Comey as a "nut job" and the news that Comey kept meticulous notes about his conversations with the reality TV game show host turned president. Many Trump aides are exhausted from the constant scandals and Trump himself has reportedly grown more isolated and paranoid in the weeks since Comey's firing.
Rumors have flown that a major White House staff shakeup is on the way. Haberman said nothing further, leaving Twitter users to rush in and fill the information void, mostly with more questions.
@maggieNYT is this like an Agatha Christie thing-- one by one they leave until only the "person of interest" is left?— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1495330605.0
@maggieNYT Did he get voted off Hell Plane?— Lady Pie de Grue (@Lady Pie de Grue) 1495330600.0
@DPetagrew @maggieNYT Something tells me many, many passengers on AF1 are looking for awesome excuses to "come home early."— Bonnie Hogue (@Bonnie Hogue) 1495331117.0
@bonhogue @DPetagrew @maggieNYT Even a hefty guy can't take a full week of reheated KFC— EricS (@EricS) 1495332645.0
@maggieNYT That means he's not going to be arrested. Let's see which ones don't come back at all.— JustHope (@JustHope) 1495330719.0
Is someone feeding Reince Priebus while his owners are away on the Arabian Peninsula? https://t.co/eqyqhdde0N— Diane Feinstein's Flip Phone (@Diane Feinstein's Flip Phone) 1495329080.0
@LorenRaeDeJ @dandrezner Priebus wants to save his ass— Helaine Abramson (Mosaic Artist) (@Helaine Abramson (Mosaic Artist)) 1495331783.0
@kylegriffin1 Did Priebus find his life jacket 👀— Sally Carter ✨ (@Sally Carter ✨) 1495332573.0
don't want pence home alone? https://t.co/rrZwv9jIFB— Laura Rozen (@Laura Rozen) 1495332597.0
All the good lawyers getting taken. Plus @Reince45 might have some shredding to do. #LawyerUp https://t.co/qeAHocNo1m— Chrisanne Eastwood (@Chrisanne Eastwood) 1495333780.0