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Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

08 June 2017, 02:10 | Leonard Manning

Basing its story on anonymous "officials", the Post reported, "The events involving Coats show the president went further than just asking intelligence officials to deny publicly the existence of any evidence showing collusion during the 2016 election".

Wednesday during questioning at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, ranking Democrat Sen.

Rogers and Coats, two of the nation's top intelligence officials, refused to discuss details of private conversations with President Trump.

While the intended focus of Wednesday's hearing is the foreign intelligence surveillance law, other senators have said they plan to question Coats, Rogers, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about whether the president meant to derail the Russian Federation investigation when he fired Comey.

"Director Coats said he'd be happy to tell the whole truth before the appropriate committee", Virginia Sen. Rogers referred to earlier statements he made saying he wouldn't comment on conversations with the President.

Brian P. Hale, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), declined to comment on whether Trump asked Coats to intervene with Comey regarding the Flynn investigation. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

He added he never recalled feeling "pressured to do so".

Warner said later that if the witnesses had not been instructed not to answer these questions by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, then the American public deserved to know.

"In my time of service".

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is also scheduled to testify.

New form "requests" United States visa applicants' social media accounts, handles, history
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"At this point, you filibuster better than most of my colleagues", Heinrich told Rosenstein in response.

That may come as a relief to a White House that has been buffeted by a seemingly never-ending stream of controversial revelations, from allegations that the president attempted to influence the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to reports of internal divisions within the administration.

Coats, Rogers, Rosenstein and McCabe will participate in a classified session with senators Wednesday afternoon following the public hearing in which senators voiced their support for the 702 provision of FISA.

But the Times reporting was based on a memo of the meeting Comey supposedly drafted, a memo the Times did not see, but said was described to reporters by two anonymous sources.

Rogers replied he could not discuss specifics, but said that in his three-plus years as NSA director, he had never felt "pressured" to intervene in, or alter, the course of an investigation.

The president has frequently railed against leaks, and a government contractor, Reality Winner, was charged Monday with leaking an NSA document that details Russian efforts to penetrate USA election systems.

Trump tweeted Wednesday morning he would nominate Christopher Wray to replace Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

White House officials had weighed trying to block Comey from testifying by arguing that his discussions with the president pertained to national security and that there was an expectation of privacy.

Mr Comey reportedly told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with the president.



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