"If we have evidence that the President of the United States intervened in an investigation, and askedCoats and (National Security Agency Director Michael) Rogers to back off, and then we have Director Comey tomorrow describing the conversations he had with the President, and the fact that he felt uncomfortable ... that's just unacceptable", Warner said.
DNI spokesman Brian Hale said in advance of the hearing, "Director Coats does not discuss his private conversations with the President".
Before Senate investigators probe former FBI Director James Comey, they will press four intelligence officials Wednesday in a hearing that on any other week would be the biggest event on Capitol Hill.
At a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Virginia Democrat Mark WarneraskedCoats and Rogers about media reports that Trump has pressured them to downplay the Russian Federation investigation. Martin Heinrich today sparked a tense exchange with two of the nation's top intelligence and law enforcement chiefs about conversations they'd had with Comey and President Donald Trump about ongoing Russian Federation investigations.
Dan Coats said he didn't feel it was "appropriate" to discuss "confidential conversations between the President and myself" in a public, unclassified session.
We don't know exactly what happened in the separate conversations between the president and Coats and Rogers. Sen.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia asked if they could show up in the SCIF, the secure facility for classified hearings, but Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said that was not an option.
He added he never recalled feeling "pressured to do so".
The day after the report, Coats declined to answer whether it was true - but Coats also teased that he may be open to answering the question if asked by the right committee.
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who took over after Comey was sacked, will also be at the hearing.
Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'
Trump added that Muslim leaders must do more to confront extremism. "Drive them out! Drive them out of your places of worship". The speech in a gilded hall bedecked with chandeliers is part of an effort to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world.
King then tried the same line of questioning with Coats, asking: "What is the legal basis for your refusal to testify to this committee?"
That may come as a relief to a White House that has been buffeted by a seemingly never-ending stream of controversial revelations, from allegations that the president attempted to influence the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to reports of internal divisions within the administration. Both Rogers and Coats were uneasy about the request, given that the FBI is conducting an investigation about the matter. The only thing they would say is that they never felt pressured to intervene in the Russian Federation investigation.
Mike Rogers, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will all testify before the Senate intelligence committee 24 hours before the Comey hearing.
Mike Toohey, president of the Waterways Council Inc, an inland waterways infrastructure advocacy group, said he was pleased to see the president addressing what he called the "silent r" of the transportation system - rivers.
In it Comey made clear he was uncomfortable discussing an ongoing investigation with the president, even as he assured Trump that he himself was not a target of the probe.
In the demonstration shown by Apple this week, the Apple Watch attained information from gym equipment using NFC. We expect to hear more about the next version of Apple's watchOS at WWDC 2017 , which takes place later today.
When asked to spell " hospitality ", Propper requested the word's definition from pronouncer Jacques Bailly. It's hard and it's stressful but its so good for these kids to get together and have this thing in common.
There is nothing unusual about this, given Trump's penchant for late-night tweets that often result in widespread controversy. After deleting the tweet , Trump , sphinx-like, wrote , "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ".
Thick clouds, occasional showers, and a northeast (on-shore) breeze will prevent temperatures from going far at all on Tuesday . Pleasant weather sets in for the latter part of the work week with less humidity and highs in the upper 70s to near 80.
Obviously when you have it, you don't want to miss opportunities, but hopefully the weather holds up and we can do it again". Rahal covered the 2.36-mile, 13-turn temporary road course in 1 minute, 13.9681 seconds at 114.966 miles per hour .
Despite that, most experts are skeptical of Trump's chances for achieving a peace deal that eluded other United States presidents. The long-standing US position is that Jerusalem's fate must be worked out through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Apple also added a new blinking light, which you can activate via Control Centre, so that your night runs can be a bit safer. Now, when you close one of your Activity rings, there's an animation with some sparkles that gives it more of an effect.
According to LPGA projections, Ko's reign will end this week with either Ryu or Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn taking over. Michelle Wie had a 65 to tie for third at 7 under with Jenny Shin (69), Jacqui Concolino (70) and Jeong Eun Lee (71).
The Associated Press reports that Prime Minister Theresa May called a meeting of the government's emergency response committee. London Ambulance have said: "We're responding to this incident and more information will follow when we have it".
President Donald Trump reacted to Mrs Clinton's complaint by pouring scorn on his old foe on Twitter. "Dump it now, '" she said. Therriault said the DNC data never had those states as "even close to safe", but the Clinton team "thought they knew better".
Grande was all about love during the concert as her 25-year-old boyfriend Miller joined her on stage. 'I love you guys so much.
All the new hardware that Apple announced at WWDC 2017
While it's got the same form factor and 27-inch display as the current high-end iMac , the similarities pretty much end there. Nothing to get too excited about, but Apple has been inconsistent with keeping up with the industry, so this is a good step.
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
APFS is a "throughly modern file system", said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi. The next Mac version will be called High Sierra , suggesting that it's a refinement of the current version, Sierra.
Gal Gadot discovers character's power in costume
He stated the film shows that redemption for the DC universe is possible, and "hits on both a visceral and emotional level". Gal Gadot is remarkable as Diana, with a fierce yet vulnerable quality to her.
LIGO's second run detects another merger of black holes
The cores of even more massive stars can collapse past the neutron star state, disappearing from the observable universe. The LIGO system features two widely separated observing stations to make sure a local vibration is not misinterpreted.
No. 20 for Venus
Tomic is blessed with huge ability and can frustrate opponents, but clay is a surface that he endures rather than enjoys. But also, I realized I had to put some balls in the court, so that would be my main focus at that point".