This. Is. Not. Normal.

This is a breathtaking abuse of power:
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.

The official said Priebus' request came after the FBI told the White House it believed a New York Times report last week describing those contacts was not accurate.

..."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.
So, Donald Trump's chief of staff reportedly tried to interfere with and FBI investigation. And what does Trump tweet this morning? Criticism of the FBI for leaks.

That, too, is a breathtaking abuse of power.

It also appears to be a confirmation that the leaked information about TrumpCo's contact with Russian intelligence is accurate. So there's that.

This is Day 36 of the Trump administration.

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