May 16, 2017

McCain: Trump's Russia disclosures "deeply disturbing"

Alex Brandon / AP

Sen. John McCain released a statement on yesterday's Washington Post report that President Trump disclosed classified information to Russian officials, calling the news "deeply disturbing" and "a troubling signal" to the United States' intelligence allies. But he really unloaded with his last sentence:

"Regrettably, the time President Trump spent sharing sensitive information with the Russians was time he did not spend focusing on Russia's aggressive behavior, including its interference in American and European elections, its illegal invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, its other destabilizing activities across Europe, and the slaughter of innocent civilians and targeting of hospitals in Syria."
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