Trump ADMITS sharing intelligence with Russian officials ‘which I have the absolute right to do’, contradicting White House officials who said claims he slipped classified ISIS secrets were FALSE

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
By Paul Martin

President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he did relay information to Russian officials last week, because he wanted Russia to step up and help more in the fight against ISIS
He also blasted his fired former FBI Director James Comey for not sniffing out leakers in the intelligence community
The tweets contradict National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster, who was sent out by he White House to publicly deny the Post’s report Monday night
The Washington Post reported that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting last week
The paper reported that the information came from a U.S. ally through an intelligence-sharing network and pertained to ISIS plot to down airplanes using laptop computers
Trump ‘revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies’
‘This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced,’ said Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell as well

By Nikki Schwab, U.S. Political Reporter
16 May 2017

President Trump dashed off two tweets Tuesday morning defending himself against an onslaught of criticism on the heels of a report that said he shared ‘highly classified’ information with the Russians.

‘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,’ Trump wrote.

Trump’s tweets seemingly confirm what the Washington Post first reported Monday afternoon, and contradict a number of White House and Trump administration officials releasing statements questioning the validity of the story.

Leading the pack was Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who told a pack of reporters Monday night, ‘The story that came out tonight is false.’

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