Sources told the Post that Trump asked two top intelligence officials to deny any evidence of collusion.
According to the report Trump asked both the Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny that there was any evidence of connections between Trump’s team and Russia.
The requests reportedly came in late March, after then-FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his bureau was looking into Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Coats and Rogers reportedly rejected Trump's appeal claiming they felt "uncomfortable" with the request.
The Post also reports that White House officials sought to influence Comey directly.
In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials directly requested that top intelligence officials intervene directly with Comey on behalf of Donald Trump to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of his former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn.
The officials said the White House asked the officials questions such as...
“Can we ask him to shut down the investigation?" and "Are you able to assist in this matter?”
After the Post's report hit the newsstands the White House says of the report that they will neither...
"confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals,”
The Post’s report is yet another instance of Trump and his associates meddling in ongoing investigations which ultimately shows a pattern of not only trying to intervene but obstruct the FBI’s Russia probe.