McMaster says Trump’s intelligence sharing with Russia was ‘wholly appropriate’ – but admits the president ‘wasn’t even aware’ of which foreign source the information came from

Peace and Freedom

  • 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 
  • National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster was sent out by the White House to publicly deny the Washington Post’s report Monday night
  • He came out again on Tuesday morning to spin the president’s conversations with the Russians as ‘wholly appropriate’ 
  • The 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,’…

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