Capitol Hill reacts to report that Trump shared classified intelligence

Capitol Hill reacts to report that Trump shared classified intelligence

Members of President Trump‘s administration denied details of a Monday Washington Post report that during a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the United States the president shared confidential information pertaining to an Islamic State (ISIS) threat.

Democrats on Capitol Hill, however, were quick to register outrage over the reported incident — with even a few members of Trump’s own party joining them.

White House denies report Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian officials

Here is a look at some of the reaction from lawmakers in Washington:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

“If news reports are true, President Trump has compromised a key source of intelligence collection against ISIS and jeopardized the security of the American people.

Even if President Trump unwittingly blew a highly classified code-word source to the Russians, that would be dangerous enough. If the president outed a highly classified code-word source intentionally, that would be even more dangerous.

Congress must be given a full briefing on the extent of the damage President Trump has done in compromising highly classified code-word intelligence to the Russians.”

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

“We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation’s secrets is paramount. The speaker hopes for a full explanation of the facts from the administration.” – spokesman Doug Andres.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

“If it’s accurate, it would be troubling.”

Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.

Source: www.yahoo.com

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