The Washington Post is reporting that in his capacity as president, Donald Trump reportedly asked two high-ranking national intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation into possible connections between his presidential campaign and the Russian government.
From my post on The Root:
Two current and two former intelligence officials spoke with the Washington Post on condition of anonymity, saying that Trump appealed separately to both the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and urged them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.
Coates and Rogers both deemed the requests to be inappropriate, and both refused to comply.
Trump reportedly made his requests after then-FBI Director James Comey told the White House Intelligence Committee that the FBI was investigating “the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” the Post reports.
While Trump’s conversation with Rogers was documented in an internal memo by a senior NSA official, it is unclear whether a similar memo was prepared to document Trump’s conversation with Coates, but officials told the Post that such memos could be made available to both the special counsel now overseeing the Russia investigation and congressional investigators, who might explore whether Trump attempted to impede the FBI investigation.
Here is yet more evidence that Trump has been actively seeking to obstruct a federal investigation into the ties between his presidential campaign and the Russian government. What further proof does Congress need before impeachment proceedings begin?
I’ve reached the point of not being surprised anymore when more proof of his lies surface.
At this point, the American people have been victims of the longest episode of Punk’d in history, and I’m ready for the wrap it up music to begin.