Priebus: Stein's Recount Effort 'A Fundraising, Notoriety-Driven Fraud'
Republican National Committee chairman and incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus slammed Dr. Jill Stein's presidential election recount effort, which was recently joined by Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Priebus called the former Green Party nominee's project "ridiculous" and criticized Clinton's campaign for their participation:
"This is a fundraising, notoriety-driven fraud," Priebus said, "Here we have a person perpetrating a fundraising scheme that has lost by over 1.35 million votes in Wisconsin [who is] attempting to undo a 28,000-vote lead-- it's never going to happen," he said.
He wondered aloud whether the Clinton campaign will eventually "back off" their participation, echoing Trump's tweets earlier today that quoted Clinton saying in her concession statement that all candidates should accept the results of the election.
Priebus also discussed the controversy surrounding Trump's apparent discussions with former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) regarding a position in the administration.
Romney and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R-New York City) are said to be top contenders for the nomination to be the Trump administration's secretary of state.