When even Andrea Mitchell says Trump’s intel bosses are ‘stonewalling’…
… you know the poop has hit the blower unit:
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell concluded that both of Trump’s top intelligence chiefs “stonewalled’ the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing today by refusing to answer questions that weren’t classified about their discussions with Trump – whether he asked them to back off Russia investigations.
Mitchell cut into the hearing as it was about to conclude and said, “I’m Andrea Mitchell in Washington where top intelligence officials are stonewalling the Senate Intelligence Committee asking about reports that President Trump pressured them to try to get fired FBI Director James Comey to back off of the Russian investigation.”
Both Dan Coats and Admiral Rogers invoked executive privilege by refusing to answer any questions about these discussions with Trump they “felt were inappropriate” to answer without actually telling the committee they were doing so.
Mitchell then played a highly contentious segment between the top chiefs and Sen. Angus King, who furiously said, “What you feel isn’t relevant Admiral. What you feel isn’t the answer. The answer is why are you not answering the questions. Is it an invocation of executive privilege, if there is then let’s know about it. If there isn’t answer the questions.”
Watch her surprisingly blunt report: