Russia’s response to Trump’s leak: Do not read US newspapers

by Itunuoluwa Adebo

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Tuesday, advised that people don’t read American newspapers, in response to U.S media reports that President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence at a meeting with Russian officials

Maria Zakharova, said she had received dozens of messages asking about the reports, which have been denied by the White House.

“Guys, have you been reading American newspapers again?” she wrote on her Facebook page. “You shouldn’t read them. You can put them to various uses, but you shouldn’t read them. Lately it’s become not only harmful, but dangerous too.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dimitry Peskov, also continued to insist that the story of Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials was “nonsense,” even after Trump tweeted about his “absolute right” to share information with Russia.

CNN spoke to Peskov after Trump’s tweets, pointing out that the US President himself was saying he had “wanted to share with Russia.”

CNN: “Do you still stand by your statement that this is ‘nonsense’?”

Peskov: “We don’t want to comment on nonsense fakes.”

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CNN: “So you deny Trump shared classified information with (Foreign Minister Sergey) Lavrov and (Ambassador Sergey) Kislyak? Even though in Trump’s own tweet he essentially admits that? In addition, given all this, wouldn’t the Kremlin prefer a more predictable partner in the White House?”

Peskov: “I think we’ve said more than enough on this.”

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