Network Take: Trump Defends His Right to Share Information with Russia

President Donald Trump is defending his “absolute right” to share information for “humanitarian reasons” with Russia following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak last week. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Trump said he had shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to “step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

It follows a story from The Washington Post and New York Times, that Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a May 10 meeting.

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