WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said.
Oooh! Shades of the Nixon White House! And just barely over a month into what promises to be a thoroughly venal and corrupt administration. Tell me more!
The official said that Priebus’ request came as the White House sought to discredit a New York Times report about the contacts last week. As of Thursday, the FBI had not commented publicly on the report and there was no indication it planned to.
The New York Times reported that U.S. agencies had intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Trump’s 2016 campaign team.
Wait: The New York Times? isn’t that “fake news”? Why should Reince care? We thought this administration didn’t listen to “fake news”?
Priebus’ discussion with FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe sparked outrage among some Democrats, who said that the chief of staff was violating policies intended to limit communications between the law enforcement agency and the White House on pending investigations.
“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,” said Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.
…said a whole bunch of stupid Dims who apparently forgot that OMP and His Henchmen did just that throughout the entirety of his campaign.
The White House official would not comment when asked if the administration was concerned about the appropriateness of Priebus’ communications with McCabe…
Of course not, for the simple reason that ol’ Reincey’s request was not only unethical, it prolly also violates some law that disallows government officials to request other government official’s not tell, you know…the truth. Or more baldly – to ask a government official to lie.
We suspect our prediction of the OMP White House outstripping the Raygun White House for sheer criminality has already come to pass. It’s just going to be a while before it all comes to light…