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NC Congressman says Trump’s intel leak will test Congressional leadership, require independent investigation

A day after the Washington Post published a report that President Trump revealed “highly classified” intelligence to Russia’s Foreign Minister last week, Trump tweeted he had the ‘right’ to share that data.

The White House spent much of the day trying to shift the focus of the bombshell story to questioning the source of the ‘selectively’ leaked information.

Now members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are demanding information from the White House about what was shared with Russia and how this may impact national security.

Congressman David Price (NC-04) on Tuesday said this latest episode underscores the need for an independent prosecutor. (Click below to hear Rep. Price’s interview with NC Policy Watch’s Chris Fitzsimon.)

“We are clearly in uncharted territory — the President has no respect for longstanding diplomatic norms or the grave responsibilities of his office, and his Administration is regularly misleading the American people. It’s time for my Republican colleagues to join Democrats in holding President Trump accountable for his actions.”

Republican Senator Richard Burr, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, is withholding comment on the ordeal until he has further facts:

“The Senate intelligence committee has reached out to the White House to request additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information,” Becca Watkins, a spokeswoman for Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, told CNN.

One Comment


  1. Pat Huneycutt

    May 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Does Senator Burr expect to receive a reply? That is like asking a two year old how many cookies he ate! A two year old would probably give a more cogent answer!

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