Trump's attempts to cover up his dubious relationship with the Russians began even before he fired former FBI Director James Comey and before special prosecutor Robert Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
For some reason, Trump apparently thought the director of the National Security Agency (NSA) had the power to squash news reports and he called former NSA Director Mike Rogers and asked him to refute news reports.
Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them.
Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the call, were taken aback.
Afterward, Ledgett wrote a memo about the conversation and Trump’s request. He and Rogers signed it and stashed it in a safe. Ledgett said it was the “most unusual thing he had experienced in 40 years of government service.”
Trump also began at least two meetings in the spring of 2017 with top security officials by saying they should issue statements to the media to say that there was "no collusion" according to the Associated Press citing the Mueller report.
Fast forward to 2019 and Trump's TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani tells us that collusion is actually fine.
You know, on one hand, I look at the Trump regime and I see insidious conspirators, but on the other hand I see the biggest bunch of fucking idiots in the world. But I suppose those are not mutually exclusive things.