But initiating a White House Meeting with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus last February, FBI Deputy Director McCabe was able to set up a scenario of obstruction against the White House. As the details come out, it is apparent that the FBI was leaking one story to the mainstream media and pretending to be something entirely different to the Trump camp. Here is what they were working the street with.
As Written and Reported By Mollie Hemmingway for The Federalist:
This story gives a glimpse into how the original Russia narrative may have been spread around to overly compliant journalists and other members of the ‘resistance.’
The FBI’s top brass initiated conversations with a White House official that were quickly leaked to CNN, according to a new book.
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe asked to speak privately with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus following a February 2017 intelligence briefing. The scene is described in “Media Madness,” Howard Kurtz’s new book on the press and its relationship with the Trump administration. McCabe said he asked for the meeting to tell Priebus that “everything” in a New York Times story authored by Michael S. Schmidt, Mark Mazzetti, and Matt Apuzzo was “bullsh-t.”
The story was yet another one of those anonymous “bombshells” you’ve heard so much about during the Trump era. It was headlined “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence” and was sourced to not one, not two, not three, but four “current and former American officials.” It was just like every other similar story Americans have read or seen in the past year — no indication that the three reporters had verified, much less seen, the underlying evidence, but lots of threatening language insinuating treasonous collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, all sourced to high-ranking but anonymous officials.
CNN’s Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto, and Evan Perez reported a very similar story, also sourced to anonymous officials. Sciutto is a former Obama administration appointeewho is close to Obama administration officials. Perez has extensive ties to….
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