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Why the FBI was smart to ignore White House pressure over the Russia story

Feb 28, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

The White House says asking the FBI to publicly dispute a New York Times report on contact between Donald Trump campaign aides and Russian intelligence officials was no big deal.

According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the FBI told the president's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, last week that the Times's report was inaccurate. "All we did was simply say, 'That's great. Could you tell other reporters the same thing you're telling us?' " Spicer said Monday.

Spicer made t

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