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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he still didn’t “know what happened,” during an hours-long private meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and their translators.
Coats said he would have advised Trump not to meet Putin alone and hoped Trump would have “made a different statement.”
Coats’s remarks reportedly ruffled feathers in the White House.
People close to Trump reportedly speculated whether the president would fire Coats, with one source saying Trump never had a liking for him.
An interview with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats reportedly ruffled feathers in the White House, particularly after the US intelligence chief made remarks that appeared to undercut President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Helsinki summit on Monday.
Speaking to NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, Coats said he still didn’t “know what happened,” during an hours-long private meeting between Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and translators.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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