Instead, he said that in the three years he has headed the NSA, he has "never been directed to do anything that I believe to be illegal, immoral" or inappropriate.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats subtly disputed a Washington Post report Wednesday about his interactions with President Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation, saying that he does not take everything printed in the newspaper "at face value".
The Washington Post has reported that President Trump asked Rogers and Coats to publicly deny the existence of any evidence showing coordination during the 2016 election.
McCain askedCoats why he was still keeping information about President Donald Trump asking Former FBI Director James Comey to interfere with the Russian Federation probe classified during the public briefing, despite so much information already available in a recent edition of the Washington Post.
Mr Coats also said he has never been pressured or felt pressure to intervene in shaping intelligence products.
"Director Coats said he'd be happy to tell the whole truth before the appropriate committee", Virginia Sen.
Comey said he was taken aback by specific requests, including one during a private Oval Office meeting in February where he said Trump asked him to end a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "They chose not to and didn't explain why they wouldn't answer", Senator Mark Warner said in a statement on Twitter after a committee hearing. "I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so".
"I think your unwillingness to answer a very basic questions speaks volumes", Heinrich replied.
Obviously, tomorrow, we will be hearing from former FBI Director Comey.
This Senate testimony by intelligence community heads was billed as the undercard to James Comey's appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday, but it turned out to be a big letdown. Any attempt by the White House or even the President himself to exploit this community as a tool for political purposes is deeply, deeply troubling.
Further, when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was asked directly if anyone in the White House sought advice on influencing any investigation, he replied, "Absolutely no".
McCabe said they may fall "within the purview" of the special counsel's investigation, but King asked, "Is there some prohibition in the law that I'm not familiar with that you can't discuss an item that you've been asked directly?"
Trump has made identifying "leakers" one of his top priorities as part of an effort to counter Russian Federation stories and the topic of Wednesday's hearing - FISA surveillance - plays to Trump's strengths on this issue.
But under intense grilling, both told senators that it was "inappropriate" to discuss in a public hearing their conversations with the president.
On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats attended a briefing at the White House together with officials from several government agencies. Comey is expected to address that claim in the hearing.
With the highly-anticipated stand-alone Wonder Woman film hitting theaters this weekend, talk has already begun about a sequel. Perhaps that's exactly why this superhero movie didn't include one - it might just be that Wonder Woman is its own movie.
In the incident report filed by the four officers at the scene, Woods kept dozing off even after his initial contact with police. Woods had said on his website last week that he would not be able to twist his back for three months because of his surgery.
The watchOS 4 will be available as a free update to the Apple Watches that can be paired with iPhone 5s and later on iOS 11 . There is also a Activity coaching, GymKit for Apple Watch to communicate with Gym equipments and a new music experince.
Everyone has been following the creation and promotion of LaVar Ball's new athletic company " Big Baller Brand " pretty closely. Lonzo Ball averaged 14.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists in his one-and-done season at UCLA.
There are chances that Sony will include Nidhogg and Spy Chameleon into the PlayStation Plus free games library in June 2017. As well, the PS4 has also far surpassed the now-discontinued Wii U ( roughly 13.5 million sold since November 2012).
No". "I think you'll see her take a larger role in the month of June", said Short, "to draw attention to this dilemma". Asked at a news conference if he pressured Comey to drop the Flynn probe, Trump had said, "No.
A voluntarily promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change was agreed in 2015. Trump tweeted yesterday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days".
CBS News confirms that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has cleared former FBI Director James Comey to testify before Congress . A number of congressional committees, in addition to the Senate intelligence panel, are also looking into the matter.
The Siri face will deliver information to the user depending on what time it is and what events the user has lined up for the day. But integrating an NFC reader directly into a cardio machine is new, as is the ability to pair it with your watch with one tap.
The drivers of the van then ran out with knives, attacking people on the street and in businesses in nearby Borough Market . The U.K. has already been reeling from the May 22 attack in Manchester at a Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people.
She came closest in 2002 when she was beaten in the final by her younger sister, as she was at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Kvitova double faulted into the net on match point and spiked her Wilson racquet in frustration at that transgression.
Apple Adds iMac Pro as Other Macs Get Performance Upgrades
These new, more powerful iMacs represent Apple making good on a vow to introduce PCs that cater to the professional market. The rest of the Mac line will also be getting the Kaby Lake processor up to1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.
What is Hillary Clinton thinking?
It nearly defied belief to watch Hillary throw the Democratic National Committee under the bus - which she did with a vengeance . Give Clinton (or one of her lackeys) credit for this comeback, a play on Trump's mysterious new pet word.
All 4 Yankees home runs in 8th inning vs. Blue Jays
Pineda gave up a hit to Luke Maile , a career.178/.208/.297 big league hitter, in an 0-2 count with a pitch up at shoulder level. Biagini retired 10 batters in a row until Castro led off the seventh with a bloop double to left.
Rahal wins Detroit IndyCar opening race
It put us up where we belonged and I think we showed that the No. 5 Arrow vehicle had a lot of pace. Today was great for points. "Tires are the name of the game here", Hinchcliffe said.
VanWynsberghe takes 41st at national bee
Daniel Doudna, 13, of Fairbanks, Alaska, said it was "amazing" to be the third child in his family to attend the national Bee. Jacques Bailly, questions about the word to gather information that might help her determine the correct spelling.
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
Stuart Shapiro, who works on computer simulations of gravitational waves at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, agrees. The second detection was made in December 2015 , and the third detection, called GW170104, was made on January 4, 2017.
Philippine soldiers killed in 'friendly fire'
The minister raised the possibility of limiting airstrikes if government troops converge within cities controlled by militants. Fighters loyal to him surprised government forces with their firepower, fending off air strikes and house-to-house searches.
Jim Carrey backs Kathy Griffin over Trump decapitation stunt
Is this the kind of person Kathy Griffin wants to be? 'And really, the comedians are the last voice of truth in this whole thing. Dave Berg, author of Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show, co-produced the show for 18 years.
AMD Vega to be released in August!
Previous ROG gaming products based on AMD designs included Athlon 64 FX processors and were desktop models, until now. Speaking of Vega, AMD announced that it would launch the new graphics cards at the end of July at Siggraph 2017.