DNI head claims Trump asked him to intervene in FBI's Russian Federation probe

Coats and Rogers said they did not feel the public setting of the Senate intelligence committee's hearing was an appropriate venue to discuss their conversations with Trump, which have reportedly included talk of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Michael Rogers, the National Security Agency director, and national intelligence director Dan Coats largely ducked questions from senators on Wednesday about whether the president had tried to influence investigations into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

Warner asked NSA Director Mike Rogers whether, in his experience, he thought it was "typical for a president" to discuss an ongoing FBI investigation that could concern his campaign with top intelligence officials.

According to some key senators, Coats may reveal more about his interactions with Trump, including when the President reportedly urged the former IN senator to rebut the notion there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Later during the hearing, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) became animated after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said, "when there is a Justice Department investigation, we do not discuss it publicly".

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"I've never felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way and shape - with shaping intelligence in a political way, or in relationship to an ongoing investigation".

Coats: I think conversations between the president and myself are for the most part ...

The latest report adds to questions of whether Trump interfered in the Russian Federation investigation, just one day before Comey is set to testify on Trump's request that he end his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "I do not recall feeling pressured to do so".

Coats: "In my time of service, which is interacting with the president of the United States, or anybody in this administration, I have never been pressured". And here's a blow-by-blow transcript of how it went down starting with Heinrich questioning Acting FBI Director McCabe.

Republican Senator Richard Burr, who chairs the committee, ended the hearing by appearing to rebuke the intelligence officials for their testimony.

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The following day will see the much-anticipated testimony of Mr Comey, who was leading one of the Russian Federation investigations before Mr Trump fired him.

Four of America's top intelligence officials testified in an open hearing Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and it just got very heated.

Coats says he is not sure he has a legal basis for refusing.

He added that they were also able to find a photograph through the program that helped "an African partner" arrest two Islamic State militants, and which led to more information on the group.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is set to testify for the first time in public since he appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russian Federation probe, and Rogers is facing questions of whether Trump asked him to rebut Comey in public.

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But the Times reporting was based on a memo of the meeting Comey supposedly drafted, a memo the Times did not see, but said was described to reporters by two anonymous sources. Coats, who was preparing for his confirmation hearing, felt blindsided, officials said.

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