Reports Say White House Asked FBI To Dispute Stories About Russia Ties
26 February, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Essie Rivera
Spicer also complained that the media is applying a double standard to the White House, saying reporters would complain if the White House put out an inaccurate story but would not apply the same logic to their own stories.
CNN reported - citing multiple USA officials briefed on the matter - White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus spoke with FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe about having the FBI publicly correct media reports the FBI believed were factually incorrect.
On Friday, Mr Trump said that the media had misreported his tweet.
According to an anonymous senior administration official, Priebus responded to the FBI's McCabe: "Okay, what am I supposed to do?" and "How do we fix this?" "When informed by the F.B.I. that [the Russia-related reporting] was false, we told reporters who else they should contact to corroborate the F.B.I.'s version of the story", he said. "The White House is simply not permitted to pressure the FBI to make public statements about a pending investigation of the president and his advisers", Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, reportedly said.
They say that we can't criticize their dishonest coverage because of the First Amendment.
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USA intelligence services and several congressional committees are investigating Russia's interference in the U.S election. "These claims deserve further investigation".
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"I want to do it so badly", Mr Trump said about the likelihood he would run. In January, Conway said Trump would not be releasing his tax returns, adding, "We litigated this all through the election". [The president] has no interests in Russian Federation. The official declined to elaborate or identify which agencies received similar requests from White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. "They should follow the law", he said.
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