News Alert: Watch live: National security adviser H.R. McMaster addresses media after news of Trump revealing classified information

The briefing comes after The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week. This morning, Trump appeared to affirm that he had shared sensitive information on Twitter, saying: “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 revelations have shocked lawmakers on Capitol Hill, with the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee calling it a “slap in the face to the intel community.”

 
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News Alert Tue., May. 16, 2017 11:48 a.m.
 
 
Watch live: National security adviser H.R. McMaster addresses media after news of Trump revealing classified information
The briefing comes after The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week. This morning, Trump appeared to affirm that he had shared sensitive information on Twitter, saying: “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 revelations have shocked lawmakers on Capitol Hill, with the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee calling it a “slap in the face to the intel community.”
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