US intel chiefs say Trump never pressured them to act illegally

The US Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats, and the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, said Wednesday during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that they had never been requested by President Donald Trump to do anything illegal. 
In response to a question on whether the president had asked them to intervene in the Justice Department investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Coats said "I've never been pressured, never felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way with shaping intelligence in a political way or in relationship to ongoing investigations". On his part, Rogers said "I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate". The committee is holding two days of hearings on the investigation. James Comey, who was ousted as FBI director in May, is scheduled to give testimony on Thursday morning. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *