Russian leader Vladimir Putin came to the defense of President Trump Wednesday, asserting that the president did not disclose secrets to Russian officials last week, and offering to give Congress transcripts to prove his claim.
According to reports from the Associated Press and Reuters, Putin has offered to relinquish the records of Trump’s Oval Office discussion with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump divulged highly classified intelligence information during the meeting. Trump and the White House have denied these accusations, although the president tweeted that he has the legal right to share any and all information he believes needs to be shared.
Unnamed current and former U.S. officials were cited by the Washington Post as sources who contended that the president revealed information gleaned from a foreign source regarding a terror threat from the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. The foreign source has since been identified as Israel.
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