Donald Trump 'asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny links to Russia in his campaign'

Donald Trump 'asked top intelligence officials to publicly deny links to Russia in his campaign'

Donald Trump allegedly asked officials to deny Russia links (Stock image)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Donald Trump reportedly called on two top intelligence officials to publically deny Russian involvement in his campaign.

It is claimed he did this after then-FBI director James Comey announced an investigation into the issue, according to CNBC.

A former senior intelligence official allegedly said Trump called on Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, and NSA Chief Michael Rogers separately.

But it is claimed both refused to follow the President's instructions.

The source also claimed the pair discussed the request, but both believed it would not have been illegal to follow it as it was a public relations matter.

The former official said the pair were "sufficiently concerned that it was an extraordinary thing that they took care to write it down, but not sufficiently concerned that they reported it."

 

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