Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump Unveils Classified Information With Russia?

On Monday, a news story was broken by the Washington Post, revealing that Trump had disclosed classified information with Russian officials, in a meeting last week. The information was allegedly about  ISIS, given by a confidential third party country, helping the US in the war with ISIS. This information is reportedly important for the fight against ISIS, and Donald Trump defended his statement, by saying he wished to help Russia in its fight in a recent tweet. This is in opposition to the original response given by the White House, denying any accusations of leaks. Although the news is alarming, it is considered perfectly legal to do, as the president has authority to declassify any classified information. However, this has stirred more uneasiness with the public, as the recent Comey firing was only a week ago.


-Asfa Anwer

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