President Trump defends sharing information with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning in response to a report from The Washington Post that he revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials during a meeting last week.

The president tweeted, “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 safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

The report surfaced late Monday night and said the president’s actions put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk.

White House officials denounced the report shortly after it was published. Russia denied it on Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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