This is one of those stories with impact that can’t be overstated. CNN has reported that the White House issued a request to the FBI to say Russia connection reports were wrong, and that the FBI rejected the request. From 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.”
So the White House effectively asked the FBI to lie for them, and it’s rather unprecedented. Also from CNN:
“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.”
You can read the full CNN story here. What is currently happening within our government and our protective agencies is astounding.