White House denies Trump shared classified information with Russia

Ebun Francis with agency report || Senior White House officials has denied a report by Washington Post that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russian officials.

“The story that came out tonight, as reported, is false,” National Security Advisor HR McMaster told reporters outside the White House.

“The president and foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation.

“At no time, at no time, were intelligence sources or methods discussed, and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known.”

The Washington Post had earlier reported that President Trump shared classified information with Russian officials in his meeting with Russian officials last week at the White House.

The information, according to the Newspaper, came from a partner of the US which had not given the US permission to share it with Russia.

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Reactions to the alleged leak have been furious from both Parties with Senate’s second-highest ranked Democrat, Dick Durbin, describing Mr. Trump’s actions to be “dangerous” and reckless”.

The Republican head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said the story was “very, very troubling” if true.

“Obviously they’re in a downward spiral right now and they’ve got to figure out a way to come to grips” with it, he told Bloomberg

The Trump campaign’s alleged links to Moscow have dogged his presidency and are part of several investigations.

But the president has dismissed such allegations as “fake news”.