Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump still isn't buying that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

While this issue is separate from the question of whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russian officials, to Trump the issues are interwoven, the sources say. He views the notion that Russia meddled in the election as an argument that he had help to win, and that he didn't win the election on his own.

Trump's view contradicts his intelligence chiefs, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and FBI Director Chris Wray, who all witnessed — again — on Tuesday that they supported the intelligence community's January 2017 appraisal that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.