Trump’s Meeting With Russia Raised Eyebrows, Now Senate Intel Is Looking For Answers
The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking of more information on the meeting Donald Trump held with top Russian officials last week after a report broke out that he shared classified intel with them.
Rebecca Glover Watkins, spokeswoman for the panel’s chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said, “The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached out to the White House to request additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information.”
It was reported Monday night by The Washington Post that Trump had shared “code-word information” with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their meeting at the White House.
Trump responded to critics after sharing the information, saying that he had an “absolute right” to do so.
“Although the President has the legal authority to disclose classified information, it would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians. The Senate Intelligence Committee should be briefed on this important issue immediately,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Intelligence Committee, said in a statement Tuesday.