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.
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. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
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. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
“If it’s accurate, it would be troubling.”
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J.