Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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On Thursday, CNN reported that the FBI and other agencies had refused the White House’s request to tamp down on stories about repeated contact between members of the Trump campaign and Russian nationals, including intelligence operatives.

The White House has denied instigating any improper request of the FBI to refute reports.

However, the one member of Trump’s inner circle named in the article, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, spoke at length on two Sunday political talk shows about his contact with unnamed intelligence officials in the days following reports that Trump campaign associates had been in contact with Russian officials.

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