May 22, 2017

Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs to Push Back Against FBI Collusion Probe After Comey Revealed its Existence

This is a bombshell.

Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima - The Washington Post:

President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.

Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.

Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications with the president.

I’m fifty-two years old. Watergate happened when I was 7, and President Nixon become ex-President Nixon by his own hand when I was 9. Despite my young age at the time, I’m hearing echoes of Richard Nixon putting the squeeze on CIA Director Richard Helms to do exactly the same thing, begging the FBI off its investigation of the Watergate break-in and possible cover-up by the Nixon White House.

We do not learn from the past.

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