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intelligence officials won't answer if trump asked them to influence russia probe -- but say they did not feel pressured

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intelligence officials won't answer if trump asked them to influence russia probe -- but say they did not feel pressured

two senior u.s. intelligence officials repeatedly refused to say wednesday whether president trump had asked them to intervene or to publicly downplay the fbi investigation into supposed ties between the trump campaign and russia.daniel r. coats, the director of national intelligence, and adm. michael s. rogers, head of the national security agency, instead told a senate committee that they didn't feel pressured to do anything improper.the carefully-worded denials appeared aimed at drawing a distinction between being asked by trump to influence an ongoing investigation, and feeling pressured to do so."i have never felt pressure to intervene in any way in shaping intelligence or in an ongoing  investigation," coats told the senate intelligence committee.the testimony came near the start of two days of hearings that will look, in part, at whether trump sought to obstruct an fbi investigation. former fbi director james comey, who trump fired last month, will testify on thursday.the justice department has appointed a special counsel, robert mueller iii, to oversee the widening investigation into members of the trump campaign and at least one of the president's top aides for their dealings with russia during the campaign and the transition.coats declined to address a washington post report tuesday that said trump had urged him to ask comey to back off the fbi's investigation of former white house national security advisor, michael flynn,  coats offered to talk about...