DNI Director Coats To Testify In Closed Session Before Senate Intel Committee

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According to NBC, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will go back before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow to answer questions in a closed session.  This new hearing comes after Coats testified before the same committee in an open session last week but refused to discuss direct conversations with the President in a public session.

Of course, just like with Comey’s ‘private session’, somehow we suspect that if anything material is divulged in tomorrow’s ‘private session’ with Coats it will be promptly leaked to the media.

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As we pointed out last week, Intel Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner didn’t get the response he had hoped for when he asked DNI Director Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers whether they had ever been pressured by the Trump administration to downplay the Russian investigation.  Here are the headlines:

*NSA’S ROGERS: I’VE NEVER FELT PRESSURED TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL

*NSA’S ROGERS: I’VE NEVER BEEN DIRECTED TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL

*COATS: I’VE NEVER FELT PRESSURE TO SHAPE ONGOING INVESTIGATION

And here is the full quote from Coats:

“In my time of service in interacting with the President of the United States, or anybody in his administration, I have never been pressured, I have never felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way with shaping intelligence in a political way or in relationship to an ongoing investigation”

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But, and to our complete ‘shock’ we might add, democrats and the mainstream media ignored the most relevant comments of the entire hearing, namely that, like Comey, none of the witnesses had ever felt ‘pressured’ by Trump to “intervene or interfere in any way,” and instead decided to focus on Coats’ unwillingness to openly discuss his private conversations with the President.

Here are just a few of the headlines:

Reuters:

 

The Hill:

 

Axios:

 

To summarize where things stand:

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