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Coats Tells House Investigators President Trump Seemed Obsessed with Russia Probe

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    Coats Tells House Investigators President Trump Seemed Obsessed with Russia Probe
    Jacquelyn Martin/AP, File
    This May 23, 2017, file photo shows Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats preparing to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats.

    National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told House investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump seemed obsessed with the Russia probe and repeatedly asked him to publicly assert there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. 

    Coats’ account is not an entirely new revelation, as NBC News and other outlets have previously reported similar accounts of this interaction. This is according to a U.S. official familiar with the conversation who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity.

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump’s requests of both Coats and National Security Adviser Mike Rogers as part of an investigation into whether the president obstructed justice.