In no uncertain terms, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster denied the claim made by unnamed sources in a Washington Post story that President Trump shared classified information with the Russian diplomats who visited the White House last week.
“I was in the room with the President,” McMaster told a group of reporters assembled outside the White House. “It didn’t happen.”
From Fox News:
“The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation,” McMaster said. “At no time, at no time, were intelligence sources or methods discussed, and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known.”
Fox also quoted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was also present, as saying that Trump and Lavrov “did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.”
The Fake News media appears to be at it again, as the Post accused the President of disclosing the source of classified information in the battle against ISIS.
On tonight’s show, Buck had on Michael Pregent, a fellow at the Hudson Institute, who emphasized the preeminence of McMaster’s categorical denial.
“H.R. McMaster is the right man to be telling the President what he can and cannot say,” said Pregent, who added that McMaster has established independent credibility from the president, citing McMaster’s decision to inform South Korea that they would not need to make payments the president sought.
“That McMaster quote is the only important part of the Washington Post piece,” said Pregent. “That’s how you know” it’s Fake News.
Hear Buck’s conversation with Michael by clicking the audio above.