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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on Reports Trump Relayed Classified Information to the Russians

May 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 16, 2017) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding news that President Trump revealed highly classified intelligence on ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak.

“News that President Trump has leaked highly-classified intelligence, reportedly provided by Israel, to one of our adversaries not only compromises our current intelligence, it may compromise our ability to collect intelligence from our sources in the future. Whether intentional or unintentional, the President has undermined our ability to collaborate with allies around the world through the dangerous times we live in. When the security of the United States and the safety of people around the world are at stake, the President must take this information, and his office, seriously. This continuing Russian connection makes us less secure and less safe.”