The Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) has rejected the request of the White house to publicly refute recent media reports about the relationships of the team of U.S. President Donald trump with Russia, which allegedly took place during the American presidential campaign of 2016. It is reported by CNN, citing sources familiar with the situation.
According to interlocutors of the channel, the first chief of staff of the White house, the Raines Priebus addressed to the Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew maccabe with a request to declare that the published data are false, and no contact was not. According to sources, the meeting of Primus and McCabe was held the next day after the article in The New York Times, which spoke of “the links” team of Donald trump with Russian intelligence during the presidential campaign.
Later, he told interlocutors, Primus was found not only with McCabe, but FBI Director James Comey asking to speak to journalists about the publications on the alleged ties between team trump with Russia.
Komi Republic rejected the request of the White house, citing the fact that the alleged communications team trump with Russia are the subject of ongoing investigation, said the source to CNN.
Earlier, the White house released its own rebuttal of the publication of the NYT, calling it a complete nonsense.
In mid-February, the NYT, citing four current and former American officials said that members of the electoral headquarters of the trump during the election campaign was in contact with senior representatives of the Russian intelligence services. Interlocutors of the edition claim that the contact was intercepted by American law enforcement and intelligence around the same time, when they began to appear evidence that Russia was trying to influence the election by hacking the servers of the National Committee of the US Democratic party.