James Comey is trying to spread the myth that President Trump purposefully interfered and tried to shut down investigations against him and Mike Flynn. The National Security Agency’s director Mike Rogers contradicted that theory in a huge way.
He was asked if if he had ever been directed to not “ask questions or bring up ongoing FBI investigations particularly if that investigation concerns associates and individuals that might be associated with the president’s campaign or his activities?”
“Today I am not going to talk about theoreticals; I am not going to discuss the specifics of any interaction or conversation I may or may not,” Rogers responded. Senator Mark Warner tried to interrupt but Rogers would let him.
“If I could finish, sir, please. That I may or may not have had with the president of the United States, but I will make the following comment: 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,” said Rogers.
National Intelligence’s Dan Coats gave a similar answer. “Well, Senator, I hate to keep repeating this but I’m going to do it; I am willing to come before the committee and tell you what I know and what I don’t know; what I’m not willing to do is to share what I think is confidential information that ought to be protected in an open hearing. So I’m not prepared to answer your question today,” answered Coates.