At The Hill by Scott Wong
Reince Priebus is never far from Donald Trump's side.
The outgoing RNC chairman and incoming White House chief of staff often joins Trump when he interviews candidates for his Cabinet in his cozy Trump Tower office. He accompanies Trump at high-level meetings, like their well-publicized dinner with Mitt Romney.
And he frequently makes jaunts with the president-elect in Trump’s jet, from a victory rally in Priebus’s native Wisconsin to a recent Army-Navy football game.
The consummate D.C. insider, Priebus has not just emerged as Trump's public liaison to a still-skeptical GOP establishment; the 44-year-old political operative has become a trusted adviser to and staunch defender of the president-elect, even as he competes for power and influence with rivals like Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway who were with Trump from the beginning.