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Trump reportedly asked intelligence chiefs to push back against the Russia investigation

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UPDATE 10:15 a.m. EST:  Coats declined to discuss the report on Capitol Hill.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, were asked by President Trump to publicly denounce the investigation into whether his campaign had colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported.

Both Rogers and Coats declined the request as they considered it to be inappropriate. The conversations were recorded in memos. 

Politicians have taken to Twitter to speak out on the reports. 

The revelations come to light after it was revealed that President Trump also requested that former FBI Director James Comey drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. 

Comey was fired by Trump in mid-May, raising questions about whether the president sought to discredit the FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the election. 

Trump also asked Rogers and Coats to see what they could do about Comey and the FBI. 

Trump reportedly asked intelligence chiefs to push back against the Russia investigation

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