Trump asked spy chiefs to help counter Russia claims before Mueller probe began Former NSA director told be taken aback by request

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I dont see any reason why it would be Russia Trump said. Trump made a number of similar requests of other top intelligence officials. Pompeo recalled that Trump regularly urged officials to get the word out that he had not done anything wrong related to Russia. Coats told Muellers investigators that Trump never asked him to speak with Comey about the FBI investigation. Steele had supplied a dossier to an outside company used by Hillary Clintons election committee. As well as supplying the dossier to the Clinton campaign Steele also handed it over to American and British intelligence agencies as he was worried about the national security implications. Christopher Steele an ex British spy wrote the dodgy dossier which claimed Donald Trump colluded with Russia to fix the election. Senator Lindsey Graham has already vowed to get answers on the origins of the Steele dossier and hinted the ex spy could be summoned to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Giuliani called the Trump campaigns effort to get political help from representatives of the Russian government possibly ill advised but not illegal. The Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

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