Trump Asked Intel chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Collusion

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Trump Asked Intel chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Collusion

Postby toucana on May 22nd, 2017, 10:19 pm 

A story broken tonight by Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post claims that President Trump asked two top intelligence chiefs to publicly deny that collusion had taken place between his campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/22/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-community/index.html

The request was made to Dan Coats DNI (director of national intelligence) and Adm. Mike Rogers director of the NSA shortly after FBI director James Comey had disclosed in a public Congressional hearing on 20th March that the ongoing investigation into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US election was also looking into possible links between Moscow and members of Donald Trump’s election team.

According to the WP report, the two intel chiefs both refused to comply with president Trump’s request which they considered to be inappropriate, and Adm. Rogers who had appeared with Comey at the Congressional hearings only the day before took the step of documenting the exchange in a file memorandum, just as the FBI director had done in similar circumstances in early February.

So far the White House has declined to comment on this enormously damaging allegation beyond saying
The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals. The President will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people.
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