Wednesday, 7 June 2017

US intelligence chief 'never felt pressured' by Trump

The US director of national intelligence has said he "never felt pressured" to influence the inquiry into Russia's political meddling.

Dan Coats also told a Senate panel he did not think it was "appropriate" to discuss his conversations with the president at a public hearing.

His comments follow a report that President Donald Trump asked him to derail the Russia investigation.

The National Security Agency chief also declined to comment on the matter.

Admiral Mike Rogers told a Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday he has never "been directed to do anything illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate" as NSA director.

Mr Coats echoed Mr Rogers' statements as senators pressed the pair on their interactions with the president.

BBC    News.

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