On March 22 2017 Trump asked then CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats if the men could say publicly that no link existed between him and Russia

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Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett were taken aback. Afterward Ledgett wrote a memo about the conversation and Trumps request. Ledgett said it was the most unusual thing he had experienced in 40 years of government service. Trumps outreach to Rogers combative stance toward his intelligence agencies. This material may not be published rewritten or redistributed. The Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Giuliani said Trumps legal team was weighing whether it would release a detailed written rebuttal to the Mueller report

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