President Donald Trump is living under a microscope and everyone looking down sees something different. Some see danger where others see good. Many are up in arms over some of the information on terrorists that Trump recently shared with Russian officials but Trump says all he shared was facts and nothing more. Even if he did nothing wrong, there are always going to be those who want’s his head on a chopping block.
President Trump on Tuesday defended conversations he had with Russian officials following a report that he discussed classified information in those talks, saying he shared “facts” about terrorism and had “the absolute right to do” so.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson all strongly pushed back Monday evening following The Washington Post report that Trump disclosed to Russian officials the foreign city where an ISIS plot was hatched – a development that could potentially lead the Russians to discover U.S. intelligence sources and methods. But Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted his first response to the firestorm.
“As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism,” Trump wrote in a pair of tweets…
Trump says it was the right thing to do in sharing information of terrorists as he talked with Russian officials about increasing their fight against terrorism. The Washington Post ran with the story based on an anonymous source. Some are saying that their report was just another ‘fake news’ story designed to hurt Trump and his presidency.