Friday, June 23, 2017

Leaky, Leaky

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told House investigators Thursday that President Trump seemed obsessed with the Russia probe and repeatedly asked him to say publicly there was no evidence of collusion, a U.S. official familiar with the conversation told NBC News.

I'm expecting Dan to be looking for employment soon. Or just retire. He's old.  He had said that he didn't feel pressured, but I don't think it had previously been reported that he said Trump was obsessed.
Admiral Mike Rogers, director of the NSA, has also told associates that Trump asked him to say publicly there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian election interference effort.

Both Rogers and Coats declined to do that, saying it would have been inappropriate, a former senior intelligence official familiar with the matter told NBC News. Rogers had his deputy write a memo about the conversation.
Another one who thought it wise to get things written down.

Rogers, however, seems to want to keep his job.
"I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate," Rogers said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday, under questioning from Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat [on the Senate Intelligence Committee]. "I have never felt pressured to intervene or interfere in any way with shaping intelligence in a political way or intervene in an investigation," Coats said.
...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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