Trump Russia Investigation: President Asked Two Intel Officials to Meddle in Comey's Probe: Report

Melania and Donald Trump
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One to depart for Israel from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 22, 2017. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump urged two senior intelligence officials in March to publicly deny there was any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former officials.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers refused to comply with Trump's requests because they believed them inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, the Post said.