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Reports: Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Disavow Russian Collusion With His Campaign

U.S. President Donald Trump asked two of the country’s top intelligence chiefs to publicly disavow possible Russian collusion with his election campaign, but the officials considered the request to be inappropriate and refused, U.S. media reports say. Trump made separate appeals in March to Daniel Coats, the national intelligence director, and to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, according to U.S. news accounts citing current and former U.S. officials. Trump urged them to rebut claims that Russia coordinated its effort with Trump campaign aides to help…

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