Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Delaney Statement on Washington Post Report That President Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to Russian Officials

May 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late today the Washington Post reported that “President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”

“This report, if true, is one of the more shocking and distressing news stories we’ve seen, which is really saying something given the constant chaos and lies churned out by the Trump Administration,” said Congressman Delaney. “If this report is true, President Trump has undermined our fight against terrorism. Revealing highly-classified information to an adversary like Russia is either pure incompetence or an attempt to place Russia above our allies and key partners – either way the implications are amazingly worrying.”