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>> As US President Donald Trump presses ahead with his first international trip in office, the crisis surrounding his White House grinding on at home. Former CIA Director, John Brennan, on Tuesday telling a Senate panel that not only did Moscow meddle in the US election.>> Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 Presidential Election process.
>> But that he was alarmed by possible contacts between Russian agents and Donald Trump's campaign.>> I was worried by a number of the contacts that the Russian's had with the US persons. And so therefore, by the time I left office on January 20th I had unresolved questions in my mind.
As to whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting US persons involved in the campaign, or not, to work on their behalf, again, either in a witting or unwitting fashion.>> There are now three separate parallel probes of alleged Russian interference in the election with the House, the Senate, and now a special counsel looking into the matter.
The Washington Post, on Monday, reporting President Donald Trump asked the heads of two intelligence services to publicly refute the notion of collusion, a request those officials found inappropriate. One of those officials, Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, telling the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, he would not share the content of private conversations had with the President.
>> It's not appropriate for me to comment publicly on any of that.>> Russia has denied meddling in the US election.>> There was no collusion.>> And Trump says allegations of collusion with Russia are quote, a witch hunt.