According to a Wall Street Journal report, President Donald Trump attempted to persuade the director of the National Security Administration to say that there was no collusion between the president’s campaign and Russia, and that he does not believe Russia interfered in his election.
According to sources familiar with the matter, there exists a memo written after a phone conversation between Trump and NSA Director Adm. Rogers where “the president questioned the veracity of the intelligence community’s judgment that Russia had interfered with the election and also tried to persuade Adm. Rogers to say there was no evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russian officials.”
On June 7, the day before former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about the events leading up to his firing by Trump, Adm. Rogers said he didn’t feel any pressure from the president “to push back against allegations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”
The Journal‘s report also confirms the Washington Post and New York Times reports that Trump is now being investigated for potential obstruction of justice by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller.
Read the entire report via the Wall Street Journal.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 15, 2017