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Schumer demands transcript of Trump's meeting with Russians

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:28

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says the White House should immediately provide the transcript of President Trump's meeting with Russian officials last week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says the White House should immediately provide the transcript of President Trump's meeting with Russian officials last week. Speaking from the Senate floor on Tuesday, Schumer said, "If the president has nothing to hide, he should direct that the transcript of the meeting be made available." Trump on Tuesday defended having disclosed information to senior Russian officials last week, saying he had an "absolute right" to do so and had shared facts to get Moscow to step up its fight against the Islamic State militant group. The president took to Twitter to counter a torrent of criticism, including from his fellow Republicans, after reports that during a White House meeting he had revealed highly classified information about a planned Islamic State operation. Two U.S. officials said Trump shared the intelligence, supplied by an ally of the United States in the fight against the Islamist group, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during a meeting in the Oval Office last Wednesday. The disclosures late on Monday roiled the administration as it struggled to move past the backlash over Trump's abrupt firing on May 9 of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating potential ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Schumer demands transcript of Trump's meeting with Russians

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:28