The Coverup – The Donald Trump Resignation – ‘FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories’
Of course if FBI Director Comey has not discussed another open investigation, we wouldn’t be looking into Trump’s cover up.
Washington (CNN) ‘The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN’.
‘White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other agencies investigating the Russia matter to say that the reports were wrong and that there had been no contacts, the officials said. The reports of the contacts were first published by The New York Times and CNN on February 14′.
- ‘The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts’.
- ‘Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations’.
‘The White House official said that Priebus later reached out again to McCabe and to FBI Director James Comey asking for the FBI to at least talk to reporters on background to dispute the stories’.
‘Comey rejected the request for the FBI to comment on the stories, according to sources, because the alleged communications between Trump associates and Russians known to US intelligence are the subject of an ongoing investigation’.