Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe

That conversation came two days after national security adviser Mike Flynn resigned under pressure and hours after the New York Times reported "repeated contacts" between Trump campaign associates and senior Russian intelligence officials.

File- FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress to answer "important questions" about the Hillary Clinton email investigation on July 5, 2016.

Flynn, who was sacked as national security adviser in February after he misled administration officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US, earlier this week rejected a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena for records of his communications with Russian officials, asserting his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on CapitolHill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force.

"I do believe that the information and discussions that I've had with the president are something that should not be disclosed", Coats said.

A new report says USA intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign advisers.

Unless the administration seeks to claim that any existing documents can not be disclosed because they represent "privileged" communications involving the president, the committee said the "expectation is for the request to be met".

Trump, China reach preliminary trade agreements on beef, poultry
The agreement announced on Friday Beijing time appears a step toward easing discord between the world's two largest economies. China had conditionally lifted its longstanding import ban on American beef past year , but few purchases have been made.

"Lives are at stakes in many instances, and leaks jeopardize those lives", Coats replied. "I have made my position clear on that to this administration and I intend to maintain that position".

Other people connected to Trump under federal investigation for their link to Russian Federation include the former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and ex-campaign staff Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Roger Stone.

McMaster said the president did not know about the source of the intelligence and was not briefed on the subject matter.

Justice Department ethics experts Tuesday cleared Robert Mueller to lead the Russian Federation probe, The Washington Post reported.

The Washington Post was the first to report that Trump made the appeal to Rogers back in March. I guess we now know for sure that Israel was indeed the source, as multiple news outlets have reported.

Chaffetz is seeking Federal Bureau of Investigation documents and recordings detailing communications between Trump and Comey.

With a special investigation underway into the possible connections between the Trump administration and Russian Federation, gold prices will likely see a boost if any new information comes out connecting Russian Federation to Trump or members of his cabinet.

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