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NSA Director Rogers: I Have Never Been Pressured to Do Something Illegal

“I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate,” Rogers told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, said on Wednesday that he has never felt pressure to do something illegal during the three-plus years he has served in that role.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) asked Rogers if, in his experience, it was normal for a president to ask questions, or bring up an ongoing FBI investigation that he is the subject of, to intelligence officials.

“In the three-plus years that I have been the director of National Security Agency, to the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical, or inappropriate,” Rogers responded to Warner.

“And to the best of my recollection, during that same period of service, I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so,” Rogers continued.

Warner followed up by asking Rogers if President Trump has asked him in any way to back off the Russian investigation.

“I’m not going to discuss the specifics of conversations with the president of the United States, but I stand by the comment I just made to you, sir,” Rogers responded.