By Greg Myre
In an often contentious hearing on Capitol Hill, (click here) two intelligence chiefs testified Wednesday that they've never felt pressured to take improper actions regarding intelligence matters, including the investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
But the two officials, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and the head of the National Security Agency, Adm. Mike Rogers, declined to say whether President Trump ever asked them to downplay the Russia investigation....
The US Senate Committee on Intelligence needs to bring the same witnesses into closed session and take testimony after being sworn in. These witnesses are simply throwing everything to Mueller because they can CYA.
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (click here) authorizes the Intelligence Community to target the communications of non-U.S. persons
located outside the United States for foreign intelligence purposes. A key
anti-terror tool that has helped to thwart numerous terror plots including
the 2009 conspiracy to bomb the New York City subway, Section 702
operations are subject to multiple layers of oversight by all three branches