Intel Officials: Trump Suggested We Publicly Say There Was No Collusion

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Officials Coats and Rogers, photo via  NYMAG

Officials Coats and Rogers, photo via NYMAG

Director of Intelligence Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director Adam Mike Rogers, have added to the list of officials who say Trump suggested they do something in his favor to drop the Russia investigation.  If you remember, former FBI Director Comey testified that Trump told him he "hoped" he would drop the Flynn investigation. 

CNN has been the first to report that the two Intelligence Officials  privately testified to Robert Mueller's special counsel on the Russia Investigation and the Senate Intelligence Committee that Trump "suggested" they refute claims of collusion with Russia. In separate meetings with the committee, according to CNN, "President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources." Previously, the officials had provided little information about their encounters with Trump. According to CNN," Both men told Mueller's team they were surprised the President would suggest that they publicly declare he was not involved in collusion." 

Donald Trump has been persistent about there not being any collusion with Russia, despite the confirmation of sixteen different intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the U.S. election process.

This story is developing.

Kayla PasacretaComment