President Donald Trump defended revealing highly classified information to the Russian government by claiming he had the “absolute right” to tell them whatever he wanted. The White House also claimed Trump did not reveal

“As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

 

The White House has been under fire after the Washington Post revealed on Monday that Trump had shared “highly classified” information during a meeting with Russian government officials in the Oval Office last week.

Even though Trump claimed he had the right to tell them that information, the White House called the Post’s report “false,” but only specifically denied allegations that were not made in the report. Specifically, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that Trump didn’t reveal anything about sources or methods of intelligence gathering, despite the fact that the Post never claimed that he did.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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