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.