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Tags: Donald Trump | ISIS/Islamic State | Russia | Pelosi | Trump | Russians

Pelosi Calls Trump 'Sloppy' Over Russia Intel Revelation

Pelosi Calls Trump 'Sloppy' Over Russia Intel Revelation
Nancy Pelosi (AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:30 AM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted President Donald Trump on Monday night over allegations that he shared sensitive intelligence with two Russian officials last week.

"We cannot have the president of the United States being casually loose-lipped about confirming something, even if it's in the public domain, to an adversarial nation," Pelosi said during a CNN town hall.

"This is as serious as it gets. Our first responsibility is to protect the American people. The intelligence community is a very important part of that. This really needs to be addressed."

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump revealed to the Russians highly classified information the U.S. received from an ally about ISIS plotting an attack. The White House and Trump himself denied that the president did anything wrong, but The New York Times and BuzzFeed News independently confirmed the Post's report.

"I think it goes to the preparedness, or lack thereof, of President Donald Trump," Pelosi said. "This is sloppy and he can correct it, but we have to know more about it."

The intelligence in question was uncovered by a U.S. partner, and now there is concern that Trump's purported decision to share that with Russia, which is not an official U.S. ally, could jeopardize future intelligence sharing.

"It undermines the trust that we would have with our allies," Pelosi said.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted President Donald Trump on Monday night over allegations that he shared sensitive intelligence with two Russian officials last week. "We cannot have the president of the United States being casually loose-lipped about confirming...
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