Rogers at the hearing Wednesday said he's never been asked to do anything illegal or felt pressure to do anything immoral during his three years as head of the intelligence agency.
Warner says that the committee is prepared for the gentlemen to "hide behind executive privilege" but will press them hard on questions about whether Mr. Trump pressured then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn and also urged Coats and Rogers to publicly downplay the investigation.
DNI spokesman Brian Hale said in advance of the hearing, "Director Coats does not discuss his private conversations with the President".
Specifically, Trump reportedly asked both men to publicly deny that there was evidence showing the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, and Coats was further asked to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to drop its probe of Michael Flynn.
In a preview of the Senate Intelligence Committee's highly anticipated hearing with former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday, Sen.
The hearing Wednesday came amid persistent reports that Trump askedCoats, Rogers, Comey and possibly other top intelligence and justice officials to help shield former national security advisor Michael Flynn, which potentially could lead to obstruction of justice charges against the United States president.
Two US intelligence leaders told Congress on Wednesday they were never pressured by the White House, as they were grilled on reports that President Donald Trump urged them to downplay probes into an aide's Russian Federation ties. Coats made the obvious analysis of the situation and decided that hitting up Comey to take it down a notch would be "inappropriate", which put an end to the issue.
Coats also told associates that Trump asked if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials'.
The hearing was often contentious, particularly when Democratic senators questioned the intelligence officials. And, he added, "I do not recall having been pressured to do so".
"I think your unwillingness to answer a very basic questions speaks volumes", Heinrich replied. In addition to Coats, Rogers and Rosenstein, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also testified.
The president then complained about Comey's handling of the FBI investigation, officials familiar with Coats' account told the paper. Any attempt by the White House or even the President himself to exploit this community as a tool for political purposes is deeply, deeply troubling.
Other senators also signaled they'd use the hearing as an opportunity to push for more information about the Comey firing - and the Russian Federation investigation - even though the hearing is supposed to focus on FISA.
Coats says he is not sure he has a legal basis for refusing.
Republican Senator Richard Burr, who chairs the committee, ended the hearing by appearing to rebuke the intelligence officials for their testimony.
Today, we will have an opportunity to ask Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein about his role in the Comey firing as well.
The president has frequently railed against leaks, and a government contractor, Reality Winner, was charged Monday with leaking an NSA document that details Russian efforts to penetrate US election systems.
Mike Toohey, president of the Waterways Council Inc, an inland waterways infrastructure advocacy group, said he was pleased to see the president addressing what he called the "silent r" of the transportation system - rivers.
After all, the performance was being live-streamed across the world so will.i.am could have been addressing London. Sunday's concert will raise money for victims of the suicide bombing that struck at Grande's show on May 22.
The last time Ryu did not complete a tournament was the 2014 Evian Masters, where she was disqualified after the first round. Creamer, who nearly won this tournament 13 years ago as an amateur, was one shot off the lead when she made the turn.
The Philippines military has since been using armed forces and helicopter airstrikes to try and drive the militants out. He said that militant leader Isnilon Hapilon is believed to be still in Marawi .
For Monday , expect mostly cloudy skies as well as a chance (about 50 percent) of showers and thunderstorms after 9 a.m. Mid-Michigan residents might meet the day today with showers but skies are predicted to be partly sunny.
After the Lakers thing goes down and the opinion that he's now, the flawless scenario is going to unfold. That would allow Lonzo to fall right into the lap of the Lakers, the team he grew up rooting for.
The decisive moment came in the ninth game of the fourth set. "Thank you for everything, you helped me through this hard time". Jennifer Capriati is the only other American woman who has won the French Open since Serena since won the title in 1986.
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Americans Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top-five at fourth and fifth respectively. Her vehicle , owned by her father, John Force, had a fuel line burst to create the spectacular visual.
A voluntarily promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change was agreed in 2015. Trump himself tweeted that "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days".
OECD Sees World Economic Growth At 6-year High
The Finance Ministry said on Wednesday that the OECD presented the projection in its latest global economic outlook . Global growth remains below long-term averages, however, and wages are not yet growing as much as hoped.
Apple unveils Indian prices of new iPads and Macs
To give its Mac OS powered desktop a premium appeal, Apple has slightly tinkered with the characteristic design of the iMac range. Apple said the computer is the most powerful Mac it has ever built, with the latest and most powerful processors on the market.
White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday the decision by the White House counsel's office hasn't been made yet. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead
MALMO, Sweden - Wales' Jamie Donaldson shot his second consecutive 4-under 69 to take a two-stroke lead in the Nordea Masters . He tried to play a flawless shot and barely got it out, then chipped down to 5 feet and missed the putt, making double bogey.
London Bridge closed amid reports of car mowing down crowd
Department of Homeland Security issued a statement advising "any affected U.S. citizens who need assistance to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and follow Department of State guidance". - London Bridge was closed in both directions.
Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers
Spellers that advanced to the finals needed to have earned 29 points to keep the number of spellers in the finals under 50. Martius has a number of friends from other states competing and even had two classmates come to support him, Ryndon said.