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U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Rogers said the U.S. watched Russians penetrate France's infrastructure and tipped French officials before the hacking became public during the country's recent election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Two top intel officials said they 'never felt pressured' to interfere in the Russia probe


Two top U.S. intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that they did not feel any pressure from President Trump to interfere in the FBI's Russia probe.

"In the three-plus years that I have been director of the national security agency, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate and to the best of my recollection during that same period of service I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so," said NSA Director Mike Rogers.

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats echoed Rogers' sentiments. 

"I have never felt pressured to interfere or intervene in shaping intelligence in any way," he said.

Both Coats and Rogers declined to comment on specifics of their conversations with Trump.

"I don't believe it's appropriate for me to address that in a public session," Coats said.

"I'm not going to discuss specifics of discussions with the president of the United States," Rogers said.

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