Trump Tried To Influence NSA Chief

A National Security memo which documents a call made by President Trump to NSA Chief Admiral Rogers, has made its way to the public domain.

The memo which was written by Rick Ledgett details how the president tried to pressure Rogers to state publicly that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Ledgett was the former deputy director of the NSA who resigned in the spring from his position.

According to the contents of Ledgett's memo, Trump is seen as questioning the American intelligence community findings that the Russians interfered in the 2016 US elections. The special counsel appointed to head the Russia Hacking investigation plans to interview Ledgett as part of its investigation.

According to the Washington Post, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also investigating whether President Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. Admiral Rogers has stated that he doesn't feel like he was pressured by Trump. In a statement, Rogers said, “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 believed to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate, and to the best of my recollection...I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so”.





Source: Yahoo News



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