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HomeNewsPoliticsH.R. McMaster: WaPo Story ‘As Reported Is False. I Was in the Room, It Didn’t Happen’

H.R. McMaster: WaPo Story ‘As Reported Is False. I Was in the Room, It Didn’t Happen’

White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (C) and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (L) attend a joint news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)
White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (C) and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (L) attend a joint news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (C) and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (L) attend a joint news conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said a Washington Post story as reported claiming President Donald Trump disclosed classified information to Russian officials, “is false.”

Last week, President Trump met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Post insinuated he gave intelligence based on human sources to those in the room.

“The story that came out tonight as reported, is false,” McMaster said. “At no time were intelligence sources or methods disclosed. The on-the-record accounts of those in the room should outweigh anonymous sources. And I was in the room. It didn’t happen.”

The remaining people in the room were Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell, both of whom called the story false.

“This story is false,” Powell said. “The President only discussed common threats that the countries face.”

Worth noting, the Washington Post cited anonymous past and current intelligence officials as sources of the reporting, which indicates former Obama administration officials. People’s Pundit Daily has confirmed that the Post did not reach out to anyone who was in the room before running the story.

Further, the intelligence community would be required by law to notify intelligence committees in the House and Senate if and when a leak of that nature is revealed. PPD also confirmed that those committees were not notified.

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    Perhaps the author of the WaPo falsehoods should appear before an investigative panel and explain the lies.

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    That won’t stop the left wing media.. they are foaming at the mouth.. and the crying room is up and running.. Chuckie. is signing people in and out.. and Nancy is passing out coloring books..

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    McMaster said. “At no time were intelligence sources or methods disclosed.” Right. It was just the actual confidential information provided by the unnamed source that was disclosed. Kind of like leaking information but not the name of the leaker.

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