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Priebus to Bring 'Order' to White House Despite Sharing Power

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By    |   Monday, 02 Jan 2017 03:42 PM

President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead his staff faces a the steep challenge of establishing and maintaining order at the White House while splitting power with two other advisors.

Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chairman that Trump tapped for White House Chief of Staff, told The Washington Post one of his most important tasks will be to build "some level of order within the White House."

Usually the chief of staff is seen as the president's second-in-command, but Priebus is "equal partners" with Trump advisor and former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon, according to Trump's transition team. The president-elect's son-in-law Jared Kushner is also expected to play a major role in the upcoming administration.

"The president has to make it clear that Reince is first among equals," Ken Duberstein, former chief of staff for Ronald Reagan, told the Post. "You've got to empower somebody on the staff."

Andrew Card, who ran the White House for almost six years for George W. Bush, said "the chief of staff, I think, has the responsibility to be all-knowing — to decide what the president should know, what he needs to know, what he doesn't need to know."

"In my opinion, there can only be one chief of staff," Card added.

But Priebus himself appears unconcerned about sharing power with Bannon and Kushner, saying in an interview they "work together extremely well."

"We've got a good team of people around [Trump] where we respect each other, and we present options for him that I think he looks at and says, 'Well, if these folks are on the same page, then it's probably a pretty good option to take,'" Priebus said.

In December, Priebus met with 10 former White House Chiefs of Staff at a luncheon to ensure a "smooth transition to the next administration," according to The Hill, quoting a White House official.

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