Krauthammer on DNC Slamming Trump Intel Reveal: Hillary Did Much Worse
- Author: Leroy Wright May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 22:04
CNN did not report the information, but Tapper said CNN has since confirmed that Trump did.
Charles Krauthammer reacted to a Washington Post report that President Trump revealed classified information during a meeting with Russian envoys in the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump may be regretting some of those things he said about "Crooked Hillary".
Hours later, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster denied the reports, but it looks like now Trump is admitting that he did leak classified info, contradicting members of his top staff. Trump did not directly reveal the source of the information, but intelligence officials told CNN that there is concern that Russian Federation will be able to figure out the highly sensitive source.
The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that Russian Federation "no longer has to spy on us to get information" because Trump will tell them whenever they ask.
Kinzinger says "There's nothing illegal about the President doing it because the President has the right to declassify anything". "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism", he wrote in combined tweets.
But according to the Post, Trump didn't just inadvertently make a breach by a hostile foreign government or a leak of classified information more likely.
The meeting took place just one day after the firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into the alleged ties between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's campaign team.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a frequent Trump critic, expressed skepticism Trump committed a drastic blunder, James Rosen reported. Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
"Can you imagine not taking Snowden's passport away before he jetted happily away to foreign lands (where he gave away many USA secrets)" Trump tweeted.
And then imagine that she had used the meeting to share classified intelligence with the envoys.
The nature of specific threats was discussed, he said, but not sources, methods or military operations.