Top Intelligence Officials Refuse to Say Whether Trump Pressured Them on Russia Probe

US CapitolBy Steve Neavling

Two top U.S. intelligence officials raised eyebrows during a Senate hearing when they refused to say whether Trump ever asked them to interfere with the Russia investigation.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers both declined to answer the questions, saying it shouldn’t be discussed during a public session. They also said they’d have to consult with White House attorneys to determine whether executive privilege should be invoked, Bloomberg reports.

“To the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate,” Rogers said, without answering whether he was asked.

Democrats were irate.

“I come out of this hearing with more questions than when I went in,” Mark Warner said.

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