‘I Have the Absolute Right to Do It’: Trump Defends Sharing ‘Terrorism Facts’ with Russia

After a major news report by the Washington Post that President Donald Trump shared secret information with the Russian officials last week, the president took to social media to defend his actions. In a pair of tweets, the president argued that it was his “right” as commander in chief to share information regarding terrorism with Moscow. “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 flight safety,” Trump wrote. He explained that he did it for humanitarian reasons and that he wants Russia to step up in their fight against ISIS and terrorism. The president’s tweets came after denials about the story from top White House officials. “I was in the room. It didn’t happen,” said National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster about the Washington Post story. READ MORE