At Right Scoop by Sooper Mexican --
According to reports from the news outlets that weren’t banned from
the press gaggle today, Spicer used the opportunity to bash the
reporting on a story claiming the White House told the FBI to go to the
press and quash another story.
From the Washington Examiner:
Most of the 40-minute briefing between Spicer and a dozen outlets, including the Washington Examiner,
focused on what the White House has deemed “inaccurate” reports by the
New York Times and CNN. Citing anonymous sources, both outlets ran
stories that said the administration wrongfully asked FBI officials to
set reporters straight on President Trump’s relationship with Russia.
The Times claimed Priebus had asked McCabe during a private meeting
to refute stories about ties between Trump aides and Moscow, a request
the FBI allegedly rejected due to its policy of not commenting on