McMaster, Powell and Tillerson refute ‘unnamed sources’ used by Washington Post in Trump smear
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser is denying a report that claims Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State militants with a top Russian diplomat.
H.R. McMaster told reporters in a brief statement that The Washington Post report published Monday “is false” and “at no time” were intelligence sources or methods discussed during Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The Post report says Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, during a meeting at the White House last week.
McMaster says: “I was in the room. it didn’t happen.”
McMaster says the president did not discuss details that were not already known publicly.
“This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced,” said Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy.
In addition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump and Lavrov “did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.”
– Source is Fox News
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