Top intelligence officials, refusing to comment directly, on conversations with the president, as they were grilled a senate hearing, a day before the same committee, hears from the fired FBI chief.

FOX’s Jared Halpern reports from Capitol Hill:

Amid reports President Trump asked intelligence officials to push back against an investigation into Trump campaign officials and the Russian government, NSA director Mike Rogers repeatedly said he would not discuss private conversations with the President:

(Rogers) “To the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate.”

But neither Rogers nor Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats would say if they were asked to influence an investigation:

(Coats) “I’m more than willing to sit before this committee and in it’s investigative process in a closed hearing and answer your questions.”

But not, Coats repeated, in a public session.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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