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Did Trump have the right to disclose information to Russia?

Opening Argument

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/trump-intelligence-russia-classified.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Recently the president shared classified information with Russia about ISIS. He has claimed that this was to help coordinate safety measures against terrorism. I do not believe he was justified in these actions.
therep
  1. Was trump justified?

    6 votes
    1. Yes
      33.33%
    2. No
      66.67%



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  • thereptherep 58 Pts
     No, and tie makes his connections to Russia even more questionable.
  • No, Trump had absolutely no way to just say "Hey Putin want some classified and totally disclosed information that is supposed to be kept to America." Honestly there is no way that Trump should just go giving out classified information. The questionable part is that Putin and Obama were totally enemies and tried to stay as far away from each other as possible but now Trump's ties with Putin and this incident seems really questionable and making me lose trust in our president not like I already had any trust for him.                                                                                               

  • excellent point @averyapro
  • Since none of the information discussed was classified, yes, Pres Trump had every right and reason to share the information with the Russians.  This story has been completely debunked;

    "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."

    McMaster's statement echoed earlier denials issued by two other administration officials who attended the meeting."This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced," said Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser for strategy. 
    In addition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump and Lavrov "did not discuss sources, methods or military operations."

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/15/white-house-denies-report-trump-revealed-classified-info-about-isis-to-russians.html


    Even if some classified materials had been discussed, which they weren't, it would pale in comparison to the security lapses of the last administration.  It's pretty hard to top publicly announcing the timeline for troop withdrawals from warzone.




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  • WhyTrumpWhyTrump 196 Pts
    WhyTrump - a good question
  • agsragsr 779 Pts
    @WhyTrump, it is just an opportunity for a baseless attack on Trump's credibility. It is based on speculation.  Trump's opponents and media eat up such opportunities to raise doubts and generate viewership.
    Live Long and Prosper
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