News Alert: Trump tweets seem to admit he revealed classified information to Russia, contradicting White House staff statements

In a pair of tweets, President Trump tried to explain away the news that he had shared “code-word” information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador at a White House meeting last week, a disclosure that intelligence officials warned could jeopardize a crucial intelligence source on the Islamic State. “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. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

 
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News Alert Tue., May. 16, 2017 7:52 a.m.
 
 
Trump tweets seem to admit he revealed classified information to Russia, contradicting White House staff statements
In a pair of tweets, President Trump tried to explain away the news that he had shared “code-word” information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador at a White House meeting last week, a disclosure that intelligence officials warned could jeopardize a crucial intelligence source on the Islamic State. “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. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
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