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“May 16 2017
STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON REPORTS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SHARED SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE WITH RUSSIAN OFFICIALS
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on reports that President Trump shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials:
“The reports that the President shared sensitive intelligence with Russian officials are deeply disturbing. Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America’s allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future. 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.
“I continue to believe that we need a select congressional committee to fully investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Sanctions – not intelligence-sharing – should be our course of action.”
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