The chaos continues in the Trump administration as a report from the FBI claims they were asked to dispute the president’s dealings with Russia during the campaign season.
As reported by the Associated Press, 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 late Thursday.
This information comes after months of speculation that the Kremlin was involved in cyber hacking that may have altered the results of the election. Rep. Maxine Waters further contends that President Donald Trump‘s relationship with Russia is dictating policy concerning oil reserves.
“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.
While Trump vehemently denies being in constant contact with Russia, his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has meet with President Vladimir Putin on several occasions. Trump also fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn because he “misled” Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
The Justice Department is currently investigating all these findings on Russia.