Rep. Meeks Statement on Trump Sharing Highly Classified Info With Russians
Jamaica, NY—Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement after it came to light that President Donald Trump leaked highly classified information to the Russians:
“I am deeply disturbed by the Washington Post’s report that less than twenty-four hours after President Trump fired FBI Director Comey for investigating his administration’s ties to Russia, the President shared highly classified information with Russia’s top diplomats.”
“On the campaign trail, President Trump, Speaker Ryan, and many Republicans suggested that not everyone cleared should have access to classified information. President Trump’s disclosure shows that they should have directed that sentiment at him. President Trump has demonstrated himself to be unwilling, unfit, or incapable of protecting our nation’s secrets.
“This grave mistake is yet more evidence that President Trump is willing to put Russian interests above American interests and our partnership with our allies.
“As the Ranking Democrat of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, I look forward to a full and expeditious briefing on just how much harm President Trump has caused us this time around.”