Growing Consensus Trump Acted Appropriately, Leakers Broke Law
by Brendan Kirby, LifeZette
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday reiterated that President Donald Trump did nothing wrong in sharing sensitive information about the Islamic State terrorist organization with a pair of Russian diplomats.
McMaster fielded questions from reporters for the first time since The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump shared classified information in a White House meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“I stand by my statement that I made yesterday,” he said at the White House press briefing. “What I’m saying is, really the premise of that story was false, that any way the president had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security.”