The Senate Intelligence Committee met with the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Thursday in a closed committee hearing to discuss issues that had not been addressed during his hearing last week, according to press release.

"The Committee today met with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to clear up a number of questions that remained from his appearance in open session last Wednesday," Senate intelligence panel leaders said in a joint statement released Thursday. "He also briefed the Committee on the President's Fiscal Year 2018 budget request for the National Intelligence Program."

Coats told the Senate intelligence panel last Wednesday that he would not discuss a conversation he had with President Trump in an open hearing setting, but would be willing to do so in a closed hearing.