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Donald Trump told Russia in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference

Donald Trump told Russia in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in US election during an Oval Office meeting with two senior Russian officials

  • The comments were made during the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak
  • It was the same infamous gathering where Trump revealed highly classified information exposing an intelligence source on ISIS
  • He told the Russians he was not concerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US election because the United States did the same in other countries
  • His comments panicked officials into keeping the memorandum limited to just a few officials with the highest security clearances 

Donald Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election because the United States did the same in other countries, sources claim.

The comments, which alarmed White House officials, were made during the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the Washington Post reports.

It was the same infamous gathering where Trump revealed highly classified information exposing an intelligence source on ISIS. He also mentioned how relieved he was to have fired FBI Director James B. Comey the previous day.

His comments about Russia’s interference and the US’s interference in other countries, which haven’t been reported before, panicked officials into keeping the memorandum limited to just a few officials with the highest security clearances – an attempt to stop them being leaked, sources claim.

Donald Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election because the United States did the same in other countries, sources claim

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