Trump turns to Twitter to defend sharing information with Russia

The US president responded for the first time to the reports that he disclosed confidential information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In a series of tweets, Trump defended his "absolute right" to share "facts" with Russia.
President Donald Trump | Illustration Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 news

US President Donald Trump has responded for the first time to accusations that he divulged classified information in his meeting with Russian officials. As reported earlier on JOL, Trump had apparently revealed sensitive intelligence information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a meeting at the White House last week. 

Trump's national security advisor made a statement denying the allegations against Trump and Russian officials called the reports "fake news." Trump addressed the allegations for the first time via his twitter account. "As President I wanted to share with Russia...facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety," he tweeted. "I want Russia to step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism."

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Trump's tweets regarding recent accusations Photo Credit: Twitter/ Channel 2 News

Trump addressed the allegations for the first time via his twitter account: "As President I wanted to share with Russia...facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety," he tweeted from his Twitter account. "I want Russia to step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism." Trump's tweets did not address whether the divulged information was classified, nor did he respond to accusations that he endangered an important source from within ISIS.



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