Last week, it was revealed that Donald Trump allegedly sought to dissuade James Comey from investigating the ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. Many experts have concluded that such activity, if proven, could constitute obstruction of justice.
Now, new reporting indicates that Trump’s alleged efforts to interfere may not have been limited to his interactions with Comey and the FBI.
As reported by the Washington Post, President Trump “asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government.”
“Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.”
“Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate.”