Jun 12 2017
Rogers refused to say whether the president had ever asked him to intervene in the FBI investigation into Trump's associates, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn. On Tuesday night, The Post reported that Coats told associates in March that Trump asked him to try to persuade Comey to back off the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.
When asked to comment on conversations with the President, the committee declined and said they would not make comments in a public forum.
Before Senate investigators probe former FBI Director James Comey, they will press four intelligence officials Wednesday in a hearing that on any other week would be the biggest event on Capitol Hill.
But Coats and Rogers, together with acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, repeatedly and firmly refused to comment on the substance of their conversations with the president.
Comey's testimony about Trump was damaging.
The Washington Post said in an article published June 6 that said Trump pressed Coats to intervene with the FBI on the investigation of Flynn.
King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
Early Wednesday, Trump announced his pick to succeed Comey at the FBI - Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation. Angus King, I-Maine, he could not specify what was classified about the conversation.
Two US soldiers killed and two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier
The US forces in Afghanistan confirmed the latest "friendly fire" incident, Xinhua news agency reported. In March, an Afghan soldier wounded three Americans in Helmand province .
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
In a press conference on Tuesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump's tweets should be considered official statements . The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University says it'll consider a lawsuit if Trump doesn't unblock Twitter users.
George & Amal Clooney Picked Very Popular Names for Their Babies!
She is an incredible woman", he told Good Morning Britain . "We are over the moon", Bara told French news agency AFP . Nick added that George is more than OK with handling diaper duty! "I love their names Alexander and Ella ", she said.
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Yesterday, the same committee asked intelligence agency chiefs about their talks with the president.
"If I'm called before an investigative committee, I certainly will provide them with what I know and what I don't know", Coats said on May 23. I have similar questions for Admiral Rogers.
Rogers said he would not discuss "theoreticals" or specifics of any interactions with Trump. "Beyond that, there's no excuse for not answering the question". Comey had told the president at the time that he wasn't a target of the probe, but Trump fired him when he didn't go public exonerating Trump.
Trump on Wednesday said he meant to nominate a former Justice Department official, Christopher Wray, to replace Comey as head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Is it an invocation of executive privilege? But both also said they still need to consult the White House on whether executive privilege will be invoked. "Didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of the special counsel", Comey said.
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee is making a pitch for the reauthorization of a law governing the collection of foreign intelligence, saying it's critical to monitoring militants, potential terror threats and is subject to multiple layers of oversight. And you can't get to the facts if the witnesses won't answer the questions.
Rogers and Coats argued that they viewed the content of their conversations with the president as classified - a claim that was met with some skepticism.
Last month, Mr. Rosenstein found himself in the hottest of spotlights after Mr. Comey's firing and the White House cited a memo he wrote as the rationale for Mr. Comey's dismissal.
Jun 12 2017
Sanchez Move to Manchester City!
Alexis has been heavily linked with a big-money transfer this summer as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at Arsenal . Since moving to North London in 2014, Sanchez has scored 72 goals in 144 appearances in all competitions.
Jun 12 2017
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
Safe-haven gold and US Treasuries drifted lower and futures markets pointed to Wall Street opening modestly higher. There was much less drama elsewhere, as the Japanese yen gave up early gains and eased to 110.38 per dollar.
Jun 12 2017
China Eastern flight lands safely in Sydney with hole torn in engine
China Eastern's Ms Zhang said a comprehensive investigation would involve aviation authorities from Australia and China. Passenger Leigh Stewart praised the crew's professionalism during the mid-air drama, saying he felt "very lucky".
Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 12 2017
LeBron looking at Lakers and Clippers after 2018? Report
His mom took it a step further insisting she's staying put in Miami, 'You go back, I'm not going with you'. Iguodala's Warriors are up 3-0 in the NBA Finals, and therefore close to ending the season.
Jun 11 2017
UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders
The United Arab Emirates has threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar along with several Gulf states. Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported.
Jun 10 2017
I would speak under oath on Comey
But a day after the closely watched hearing , Trump struck back with an early morning tweet: "Wow, Comey is a leaker". House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen.
Jun 09 2017
Child found in IL garage may have been killed in 2013
The two daughters had a "significant amount of scars and bruises on their bodies", Spencer said in an interview Thursday. The victim was so badly decomposed investigators could not immediately determine whether the child was a boy or a girl.
Jun 09 2017
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured
The post says there are "several serious injuries" but did not provide further details. "He was rather shook", he said of his son. At Grady Memorial Hospital downtown, officials there said they are treating four patients in critical condition.
Jun 08 2017
Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation
The same committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on US surveillance laws, featuring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ahead of Coats' testimony Wednesday Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) spokesman Brian P.
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