The FBI refuses to be Donald Trump's puppet!
On February 14, The New York Times published a shocking report that accused the President and his team of communicating with Russian officials during the 2016 election.
While the businessman tried to downplay these reports on his own, he and his associates reportedly asked the FBI for help!
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According to CNN, the US intelligence and security service FLAT OUT refused to publicly deny Trump's associations with the Russians.
Reportedly, it all began when FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had a private conversation while attending a separate White House meeting.
After that initial talk, Priebus reached out again to McCabe and FBI Director James Comey and asked them to publicly dispel the Russia rumors. However, Comey refused as the Russia talks are still part of an ongoing investigation.
Last weekend, Priebus appeared on Fox News Sunday to once again contest the story. He said:
"The New York Times put out an article with no direct sources that said that the Trump campaign had constant contacts with Russian spies, basically, you know, some treasonous type of accusations. We have now all kinds of people looking into this. I can assure you and I have been approved to say this — that the top levels of the intelligence community have assured me that that story is not only inaccurate, but it's grossly overstated and it was wrong. And there's nothing to it."
However, the FBI isn't completely against Trump. Before they were asked to speak publicly about the Russia scandal, FBI aides told Trump officials they did NOT think the story was true.
The crazy world of politics…
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