McMaster says Trump’s talks with Russia were ‘wholly appropriate,’ won’t say if information was classified

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  • The national security advisor said President Donald Trump’s conversation with Russian diplomats was “wholly appropriate.”
  • McMaster did not confirm or deny if the information shared was classified.
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National security advisor H.R. McMaster said Tuesday that President Donald Trump‘s recent talks with Russian diplomats were “wholly appropriate,” without confirming or denying whether the information he shared was classified.

McMaster added that Trump decided during the conversation to share the information with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S., suggesting that the White House had not planned to reveal it beforehand.

“He made the decision in the context of the conversations, which is wholly appropriate,” McMaster told reporters.

Trump reportedly shared highly classified information with top Russian officials during a closed-door meeting last week, according to The Washington Post and others. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he did give the Russians information for…

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