The report indicates that despite Preibus request that the bureau and other agencies reverse their original reports they said no to Preibus' overtures.
What makes this matter even worse is that the discussions between the FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Reince Priebus defies an order which forbid direct correspondence between the administration and the FBI as pursuant to a decade-old restriction on such contacts. The restrictions were put into place after the Nixon Watergate scandal to stop communications with the FBI on pending investigations... like the very one that is looking into the Trump-Russia matter.
In a bizarre move late Thursday night, White House press secretary Sean "alternative facts" Spicer all but admitted to the forbidden contact when he objected to the media's characterization of the White House request to the FBI saying...
"We didn't try to knock the story down. We asked them to tell the truth,"
This despite an earlier attempt at by The White House in which they initially disputed that account, saying that McCabe called Priebus!
This wasn't the only case of the Trump administration's meddling into how the media was dealing with the Trump-Russia connection.
After the unsuccessful attempts by Preibus to get senior FBI officials to speak with news organizations to dispute the accuracy of their reporting on the contacts between Trump and Russia White House officials sought the help of senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia.
Stunningly these officials included both Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) who are the chairmen of the Senate and House intelligence committees who are... Wait for it... in charge of the investigations into Trump's ties to Russia!
Both Burr and Nunes have admitted they were contacted by the white House and made calls to news organizations last week in attempts to challenge stories about alleged contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives.