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Tue May 16, 2017, 03:49 PM

 

Stunner! Russia Today appears to agree with Donald Trump!

Trump says he had ‘absolute right’ to share data on 'flight safety & terrorism' with Russia

Donald Trump said he wanted to discuss “facts” with Russia, ranging from airline safety to terrorism, during last week’s White House meeting. A Washington Post story has accused him of revealing classified information to Russian officials.
In a tweet, Trump said he had an “absolute right” to discuss these matters with Russia, noting that the conversation was held at an “openly scheduled” White House meeting.

The “facts” discussed included terrorism and airline flight safety, according to Trump, who noted that he wants Russia to “greatly step up their fight” against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Trump sent out the tweets after a Washington Post story accused him of revealing highly classified information to Russian officials during last week’s Oval Office meeting.

"We had a very, very successful meeting with the foreign minister of Russia," Trump said on Tuesday, answering a question at a White House event with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. "We want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible. And that's one of the beautiful things that happening with Turkey."

The claims in the Washington Post have been refuted by multiple White House officials, including National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

“The premise of that article is false,” McMaster told reporters at the White House on Tuesday, adding that Trump shared information with the Russian foreign minister in the way that was “wholly appropriate” to the discussion about IS threats.

The president was never briefed on the source of the information he shared, McMaster added.

https://www.rt.com/usa/388528-trump-shared-data-russia-right/

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MedusaX May 2017 #1

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Tue May 16, 2017, 04:33 PM

1. He fails to realize that technically those "FACTS" are NOT IN EVIDENCE

Yes
they may be 100% true & accurate & the real deal

But they are the IC's private classified communications with a fellow foreign IC


The question is not really just about POTUS' power to share classified info...

The question is
at what point does a private communication between 2 International IC's,
which is of a classified nature and was likely obtained by an imbedded operative,
Become fair game for the POTUS to share with his foreign pals**... ????
**pals who do not possess US Security Clearances and
who do not hold the POTUS equivalent 'executive power/position' in their country's governing body.


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