Trump is in even hotter water than usual after CNN broke the news of his continued shadiness and obstruction of justice on Thursday morning. While Trump acted like he was cool under the collar any time the Russia investigation was mentioned, he was actually going nuts behind the scenes.
Now we know that Trump was scrambling around, doing absolutely anything he could to try and hinder the ongoing investigation into the Russian hack-job on the 2016 presidential election.
What is Trump so worried about unless he was working directly with Russia to try and angle himself to be in a better position to win?
According to CNN:
“Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers described their interactions with the President about the Russia investigation as odd and uncomfortable, but said they did not believe the President gave them orders to interfere, according to multiple sources familiar with their accounts.”
During their June 7th hearing, top intel officials were pretty vague about their interactions with Trump, but now, we have definite accusations that Trump “suggested” that officials were told to lie to the public about Russia’s involvement.
“Because the meetings were classified, sources shared limited details. But they said the two intelligence leaders recounted conversations that appeared to show the President’s deep frustration that the Russia allegations have continued to cloud his administration. The question of what the President said to Coats and Rogers has been hanging over the administration since The Washington Post reported the interactions in late May.”
Mike Rogers says that, “In the three-plus years that I have been the director of the National Security Agency, to the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate, and to the best of my recollection during that same period of service I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so.”
Everything came to light after Rogers and Coats asked the White House if they were protected by executive privilege before they were set to testify, but the White House didn’t respond before they went before the senate. The two they felt forced to reveal Trump’s shenanigans.