President Donald Trump did not share intelligence with a top Russian diplomat, said the White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster on May 15. He was responding to a Washington Post report published earlier that evening that made those claims.
The report claimed that the president revealed classified information about ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
“There’s nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false. The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation. At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not publicly known. Two other senior officials including the secretary of state remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on-the-record account should outweigh those of anonymous sources. And I was in the room. It didn’t happen,” said McMaster.