Top intel chief: I don't know what Trump, Putin discussed in meeting

Top intel chief: I don't know what Trump, Putin discussed in meeting
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Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsOvernight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall Is Putin attacking Sanders, Harris and Warren to help Trump? Dems demand briefing, intel on North Korea nuclear talks MORE said Thursday that he doesn’t know what was said during the private meeting between President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

“You’re right, I don’t know what happened in that meeting,” Coats told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell at the Aspen Security Forum.

“I think that as time goes by — the president has already mentioned some things that happened in that meeting — I think we will learn more,” he said, “but that is the president’s prerogative.”

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Coats added that he would have advised Trump against meeting one-on-one with Putin, but added “that’s not my role.”

Democrats are demanding to know what Trump and Putin discussed behind closed doors during their nearly two hourlong meeting on Monday.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted down a motion from ranking member Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall White House braces for Mueller report MORE (D-Calif.) to subpoena the interpreter at the meeting.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that talks are currently taking place for a second meeting this fall between Trump and Putin in D.C.

Mitchell broke the news of the announcement to Coats as they were sitting on stage. The intel chief was apparently caught off guard, responding with a laugh and saying, "That's gonna be special."