Top official says US hasn't verified IS claim on Manchester
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 0:07
Earlier in May, the Washington Post newspaper reported, citing officials, that Trump had revealed sensitive information to Lavrov and Kislyak during their May 10 meeting at the White House without the permission of the nation that provided the intelligence.
The Post reported that Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny there was any such nefarious ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Trump reportedly asked both Coats and Rogers, separately, to publicly denounce the probe.
According the Post's sources, who were granted anonymity, the president asked Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, to publicly deny any evidence existed that the campaign colluded with Russian Federation.
When reached for comment, a White House spokesperson told The Washington Post: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals".
House to kick off tax reform hearings MORE (D-R.I.) later pressed Coats on the report, asking him to address the hypothetical of such a request being made by a commander in chief. The rule prohibits executive branch appointees from being involved with matters regarding their former employees or clients for two years, a duration set by an executive order President Donald Trump signed in January.
Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the United States intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election.
In Sunday show appearances, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers said they will press Comey in hearings as to whether he ever felt that Trump tried to interfere with his Federal Bureau of Investigation work.
Lawmakers on Monday evening seemed resigned to yet another bombshell report suggesting President Donald Trump attempted to interfere with a federal investigation aimed at, in part, determining whether there was collusion between his campaign and the Russian Federation government.
As the investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election has gained traction, some have speculated Trump might have worked with the Russians without knowing it. For one thing, he could not comment on an ongoing investigation. The president made the same request to Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, the official said.
Why this is not what Trump wants to hear: From Trump's perspective, acknowledging that Russian Federation tried to help his campaign threatens to call into question the legitimacy of that victory. Brennan said he contacted the Russian intelligence service last August to warn them against meddling in the USA election, an allegation they denied.
"I don't feel that it's appropriate to characterize my discussions with the president", he said after being asked about it by Sen.
He says that even his "enemies" recognize his innocence, and he's declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history.