Rep. Ami Bera Statement on Reports Trump Shared Highly Classified Information with Russian Officials
Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Ami Bera, (D-CA), released the following statement following reports that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information regarding the Islamic State with Russian officials at a meeting in the Oval Office.
If the reports are true that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials, this is the latest in a series of concerning actions that undermine the trust of our allies and compromise our national security. Intelligence sharing is crucial in the fight against terror, and this reckless disclosure jeopardizes our relationships, and our ability to win that fight. Americans deserve a leader who has sound judgment and respect for the work our intelligence community and allies risk their lives for.
According to reports, Trump described details of an Islamic State threat – intelligence provided by a U.S. ally -- during his meeting with Russian officials.
Rep. Bera has served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee since 2013, and serves as the committee’s Vice-Ranking Member.