Dan Coats, former U.S. Senator and now the Director of National Intelligence in the Trump administration, told an audience at an Aspen, Colorado meeting that “there is no dissent” in the intelligence community of whether the Russian government meddled in the 2016 elections.
Coats was attending the Aspen Security Summit and was interviewed by NBC News’ Lester Holt.
His point was that the intelligence community believed that the Russian government tried to interfere in the 2016 elections. He added that only four intelligence agencies were involved in the report cited by the news media, and that the likes of the Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Coast Guard were not involved in the report.
Did he contradict his boss, President Donald Trump?