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Kremlin says reports Trump disclosed intelligence are 'nonsense'
May 16, 2017 / 11:30 AM / 3 months ago

Kremlin says reports Trump disclosed intelligence are 'nonsense'

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after delivering keynote address at commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., May 13, 2017.Yuri Gripas/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin described as "complete nonsense" on Tuesday media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence during a meeting with Russian officials.

"It's not a subject for us, it's the latest piece of nonsense. We don't want to have anything do to with this nonsense. It's complete nonsense, not a subject to be denied or confirmed," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters.

Two U.S. officials said on Monday that Trump had disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump's short tenure in office.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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