Trump: Heck yeah, I shared intel with the Russians

Trump: Heck yeah, I shared intel with the Russians
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I guess everyone can put the #fakenews hashtag away for a while, eh? Yesterday, the White House had nat-sec advisor H.R. McMaster issue a broad but unspecific denial after the Washington Post reported that Donald Trump had blurted out highly classified intel to the visiting Russian delegation last week. Rex Tillerson followed suit and the White House communications team issued a terse denial before heading behind closed doors for a meeting.

This morning, as what seems to be a developing pattern, Trump took to Twitter and made hash of the hashtag from his supporters, as well as of White House communications strategy:

Er … why not just say this last night? Why put McMaster in front of a podium to issue a denial if Trump was going to admit it anyway? McMaster’s credibility is one of the assets the White House has to make people comfortable with Trump and his nat-sec policies. They just threw it away for a 12-hour head start on a Trump reversal.

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