Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rep. Marsha Blackburn defends President Trump in wake of Russia report

Rep. Marsha Blackburn
by Dave Boucher , USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, May 16, 2017- While Republican and Democratic Congress members have expressed frustration, confusion and anger over a Washington Post report that said President Donald Trump gave classified information to high-ranking Russian officials, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn said it's important to emphasize the president's commitment to security.

"Classified intelligence is a vital tool in fighting Islamic extremism and it is imperative that we are diligent in protecting our sources and methods," Blackburn, R-Tenn., said in a statement Tuesday provided by a spokesman.

"Officials who were in the room have reiterated that no sources or operations were revealed. The president prioritizes the safety and security of the American people first and foremost, and working with other countries to defeat shared threats like ISIS should not be discounted.” (link)

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