President Trump defends sharing information with Russia

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning in response to a report from The Washington Post that he revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials during a meeting last week.

The president tweeted, “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 safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

The report surfaced late Monday night and said the president’s actions put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk.

White House officials denounced the report shortly after it was published. Russia denied it on Tuesday.

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