Noting there were “conflicting reports” on what Trump shared, Collins added that “the disclosure of highly classified information has the potential to jeopardize sources and to discourage our allies from sharing future information vital to our security.”
National security advisor H.R. McMaster told reporters at the White House that “the story that came out tonight, as reported, is false.”
But McMaster’s denial — that Trump did not explicitly discuss the sources and methods behind the intelligence — did not directly address or nullify the Post’s reporting.
Trump also appeared to defend sharing information with the two Russian officials on Twitter Tuesday morning, saying he has an “absolute right” to share facts.
According to the Post, Trump revealed information related to threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that had been provided by a U.S. ally in the region.