Trump’s leaks to Russia and the ramifications of Comey’s ouster
May 16, 2017
Guests: Shane Harris, Howard Fineman, John Brabender
Last night, the Washington Post reported that President Trump bragged about classified information to Russian officials during their visit to the Oval Office. This comes a week after the Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in a move that stunned many in Congress, the intelligence community, and even members of President Trump’s own team. Today, we’ll look at the political and legal ramifications of Trump’s leaks, Comey’s ouster, and what it means for the investigation into the Trump camp’s ties to Russia. We’re joined by the Wall Street Journal’s SHANE HARRIS, The Huffington Post’s HOWARD FINEMAN, and by Republican consultant JOHN BRABENDER.
“Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador” – Gregg Miller and Greg Jaffe (The Washington Post)
“Yes, Trump thinks he can defeat the Russia probe” – Howard Fineman (HuffPost)
“Rosenstein role in Comey firing raises more questions than answers” – Kouroun Demirjian, Ed O’Keefe and Paul Kane (The Washington Post)
“Reports: Trump gave classified info to Russians during White House visit” – Jessica Taylor (NPR)