Dan Coats to testify before Senate Intel Committee in closed session

Dan Coats to testify before Senate Intel Committee in closed session
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Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDan CoatsTrump intel chief: No agencies dispute Russian election meddling Obama intel chief wonders if Trump is trying to make 'Russia great again' Overnight Cybersecurity: White House says 'cyber unit' with Russia wouldn't share intel | Colorado moves to audit digital voting | Top State Department cyber official leaving | Dow Jones customer data exposed MORE will testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Coats will testify in a closed hearing before the panel, according to a reporter from NBC News.

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats repeatedly refused to answer lawmakers' questions about his conversations with President Trump in an open setting, though he said he never felt pressured by the president.

Coats said he would be willing to discuss such matters in a closed setting.

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His testimony comes after a report Wednesday that said the special counsel appointed to investigate the Russian election meddling is now looking into whether Trump sought to obstruct justice.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly requested interviews with current and former intelligence officials, including Coats.