National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers told a Senate panel on Wednesday no one had ever directed him to do something illegal, the Gateway Pundit reports.
This is in contrary to media reports alleging President Donald Trump had pressured them to interfere with the FBI’s probe into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential elections.
Rogers testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence together with Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who read the statement on behalf of the four officials.
The Washington Post had previously reported that the president had asked Rogers and Coats to tell the public that there’s no evidence supporting claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
“In the three-plus years that I have been the director of the National Security Agency… I have never been directed to do anything I believed to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate,” Rogers said.
Coats echoed Rogers’ remarks. “In my time of service… I have never been pressured, never felt pressured to intervene or interfere in any way with shaping intelligence,” the DNI director said.