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Report: Trump Asked Intel Officials To Do This In Regard To Russia Collusion

If you turn on the average nightly newscast, you would think we were smack dab in the middle of the Cold War. There has been an endless amount of reporting devoted to the topic of whether or not Russia somehow ‘hacked’ our election. By extension, there has been a mind-numbing amount of chatter about whether or not President Donald Trump or members of his administration may have colluded with Russia to make it happen. There have been a ton of salacious ‘bombshells’ that attempt to paint that picture, but there remains zero concrete evidence that it, in fact, did happen.

Nonetheless, the reporting continues on an almost non-stop basis. The overwhelming majority of reports are attributed to unconfirmed or unnamed sources, yet the mainstream media continues to tout these reports as if they are indisputable facts. Those things wouldn’t fly in the venerable newsrooms of the past, but we’re obviously operating in quite a different time.

As the Daily Mail shares, another major story has been making the rounds about what Trump asked top Intel chiefs to do when speaking with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in regards to the Russia probe. CNN broke the story, and you guessed it - the report cites multiple unnamed sources.

“The two intelligence chiefs also spoke with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors,” the Daily Mail says.

“One congressional source told the network that Coats and Rogers said Trump wanted them to say publicly what then FBI Director James Comey said to the president in private – that he was not personally under investigation for collusion.”

The two officials being referred to are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers. To follow along with CNN’s reasoning, a source told the network about a conversation these two men had with the president. Hence, this must be true. Got it.

“Democratic and Republican sources also told CNN that neither Coats nor Rogers raised concerns that Trump was asking them to do something they were uncomfortable with. Neither man acted on Trump's requests,” the Daily Mail continued. “One Congressional source expressed frustration that Coats and Rogers didn't talk about these conversations publicly, especially because they said in private they felt Trump hadn't done anything inappropriate.”

For those scoring along at home, additional sources are saying that neither of the Intel chiefs was particularly concerned about Trump’s request. Okay. If neither of them was concerned, why is this a ‘bombshell’ story to begin with?

“However, as CNN also learned, Coats and Rogers weren't sure what they could divulge about their conversations with the president because the White House never got back to them before the hearing, saying whether or not Trump was invoking executive privilege,” the Daily Mail continued.

If you’re confused out of your mind as to what there is to see here in CNN’s latest report, you would not be alone. We have a ton of people spilling their guts to the network that are singing from different hymn books. Those gut-spilling sessions are then translated into a report to show that Trump is bad. Is there any wonder why trust in media is at an all-time low?

Source: Daily Mail, Vox
Photo: CNN Screenshot

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