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Mueller report reveals how Donald Trump pushed Coats, Pompeo, Rogers

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The redacted version of the Mueller report is now available from the attorney general. Here are the key takeaways from it.
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats had to tell President Donald Trump in 2017 that it was not his job to get involved in FBI investigations.

When Mike Pompeo was Trump’s first CIA director, Trump complained to him multiple times that no one would publicly defend him in the Russia investigation.

And Adm. Michael Rogers, who headed the National Security Agency in 2017, was so concerned about Trump’s request to refute news stories linking him to Russia that he documented the exchange. Rogers’ deputy director described Trump’s call as the most unusual thing he’d experienced in 40 years of government service.

Those details from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report offer a behind-the-scenes look at Trump’s often fraught relationship…

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