Monday, February 20, 2017

Intel officials cleared Trump campaign of contact with Russian spies, says Priebus

Via Billy

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (center) took issue with the media's negative coverage of President Trump's visit to CIA headquarters Saturday in Virginia, instead describing it as a "lovefest," with several hundred agents proudly cheering on the new president. (Associated Press)

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials have assured the administration that none of President Trump’s campaign aides had contact with Russian spies and that news reports that speculate otherwise are “complete garbage.”

Mr. Priebus made the comments as the Trump administration forcefully pushed back against reports that began with an anonymously sourced story in The New York Times that dominated news coverage for days.

“I’ve been approved to say this. The top levels of the intelligence community have assured me that story is not only inaccurate, but it is grossly overstated and it was wrong and there was nothing to it,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”