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Congressman Brown Statement After Report Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to Russian Officials

Washington, DC, May 16, 2017
I am extremely disturbed by reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information regarding the fight against the Islamic State to senior Russian officials. When Russian interests in Syria and elsewhere are opposed to our own, this reckless disclosure endangers our troops, our intelligence community, our allies, and our national security. This is unacceptable and alarming.

Congressman Anthony G. Brown released the following statement after The Washington Post reported President Trump revelead highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador:

"I am extremely disturbed by reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information regarding the fight against the Islamic State to senior Russian officials. When Russian interests in Syria and elsewhere are opposed to our own, this reckless disclosure endangers our troops, our intelligence community, our allies, and our national security. This is unacceptable and alarming.

"President Trump either does not understand the grave implications of his behavior or is callously indifferent to its consequences, and this latest revelation only adds further questions that need to be answered about his relationship with Russia. The President owes Congress and the American people an explanation."

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