16 May 2017

News Story: White House denies Trump's revealing of classified info to Russia

WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The White House on Monday strongly denied media reports accusing President Donald Trump of revealing highly classified intelligence information to Russia.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell all issued statements saying such reports were wrong.

Trump reportedly relayed information from a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria when meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in White House last week.

The Washington Post first reported the disclosure earlier on Monday, followed by the New York Times and other nationwide news outlets.

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