Warner pressed both of them, asking if Trump had made any such request to downplay the investigation.
The Post reported that Coats told associates that Trump asked him whether he could persuade former FBI Director James Comey to ease off an investigation into the former national security advisor.
Angus King repeatedly asked Rogers and Coats what was the legal basis for their refusal to answer questions. And among other things, the president says to Comey, I need loyalty.
The White House did not respond to questions of whether Trump would claim executive privilege Wednesday. The situation was so awkward that Comey didn't want to be alone with the president. This frustrated several members of the committee. And, you know, my job, sitting in that chair, Steve, is to represent the people of ME and ask the questions they would ask if they were sitting there. Neither would directly answer that query.
However, Coatssaid that he felt that conversations with the president should not be shared "with the general public".
Because the report apparently contains some classified information, Coats was unable to discuss specifics.
USA surveillance practices have come under increased scrutiny amid unsubstantiated assertions by Trump and other Republicans that the White House under former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, improperly spied on Trump or his associates. And Coats refused to discuss it, saying he is "not prepared to go down that road right now". We're saying, were you ever asked? And, he added, "I do not recall having been pressured to do so".
"What you feel isn't relevant, admiral", King fired back. "What you feel isn't the answer". I'm not interested in repeating myself, Sir. But I can tell you - I mean, James Comey has announced publicly that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating the connections between the Trump campaign and the Russians for - I don't know - probably a year at this point. He demanded a "legal justification" for not answering, and the witnesses did not supply any.
"What matters is whether or not President Trump has a corrupt intent when he spoke to Director Comey about dropping the Flynn investigation ... whether he was trying to get it stopped, and it seemed to me pretty clear that that's what was happening", Carpenter said.
Rogers said that "those conservations were classified" and that it is "not appropriate in an open forum to discuss those classified conversations".
Brian Hale, a DNI spokesman, declined to comment on whether Trump askedCoats to intervene with Comey regarding the Flynn investigation.
"If you've not had questions waived off with Mr. Mueller, I think frankly - and I understand your commitment to the administration - but Sen".
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
While none of the four witnesses said the Trump White House invoked executive privilege, they still said they wouldn't publicly reveal their private conversations.
At the close of the hearing, the Republican committee chairman, Sen. Comey appears before the same committee on Thursday.
Mr Comey is expected to tell Congress that he never assured President Trump that he was not under investigation over alleged links to Russian Federation, a version of events that would contradict the president's claims. Wednesday's testimony showed that to get to the bottom of that, the committee will have to fight for the necessary information-and it's unclear whether Burr and his fellow Republicans are willing to engage in such a battle.
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Kasowitz's statement did not address Comey's comments about Trump's pressuring him to shield Flynn from any FBI investigation. The Justice Department then appointed another former FBI director, Robert Mueller, as special counsel in the investigation.
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Due to high demand, the One Direction singer gone solo has just booked 56 more tour dates , extending his tour into July of 2018. The U.S. concerts will feature country singer Kacey Musgraves ("Follow Your Arrow", "Merry Go Round") as the opening act.
Technology news site Recode said Mr Alexander was sacked only after the publication contacted the company about the story. Former engineer Susan Fowler's allegations of sexual harassment exposed the rot in the company for the first time.
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