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we do hope to get remarks and senators at the capitol as the return from the party lunches. until then some of this mornings "washington journal" and the viewer comments on the president pena with russian officials and intelligence information. >> host: very good tuesday morning to pick you and start calling in now on this story. two different headlines in two very different news organ organizations in today's paper,t the daily news which is been critical of president trump's but time is running for office, leaker of the free world is a headline. trump spilled isis secrets to russia. ban and then from white house advisor steve bannon former news organization breitbart news, the headline on this, leaks highly classified info the "washington post" to smear president trump.o here's the story from the "washington post." the story that broke this story yesterday, the organization tha broke this story yesterday, the story noted president trump reveal highly classified
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information to the russian foreign minister and ambassador in a white has been elastic according to current and former u.s. officials are said trump disclosure jeopardize a critical source of intelligence on the islamic state. the information the present relayed have been provided by you as part of two and intelligence sharing agreement concerning so sensitive information that details have been withheld from allies and unrestricted even within the u.s. government, according to officials as we said, a quick respon as was said a quick response from the white house, white t house official who went out to get a response national security advisor h. r. mcmaster. >> there's nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the american people. the store they came out tonight as reported is false. if the president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to
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civil aviation. at no time, at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. two other senior officials were present, including the secretary of state, remember the meeting the same way and i said so.s int i was in the room. it didn't happen. >> host: h. r. mcmaster there noting no sources or methods discussed, but as several news organizations have pointed out including the "new york times," the intelligence, not the sources and methods used to collect it, is what concern those officials if the concern is that the notes of information about the islamic state plot could allow the russians to dig out those details, though sources and those methods.on we are getting your response this morning. one of the things to note about
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this as the story has to overnight, papers also point out president trump's disclosure does not appear to have been illegal. the president had wide powers to declassify almost anything. so with that, the responses this morning. bob is a first, duluth minnesota democrat. good morning. >> caller: thanks for taking my call. i think that something should be done about trump. he's either grossly incompetent and doesn't what he's doing or he is colluding with the russians. it's getting to the point where it's going to harm national security and our relationship with other nations. b something needs to be done. i understand that the ideal that people had that were voting for him, but he's not the person that people voted for. he's a con man for one. >> host: when you say something needs to be done, what you want to be done and who
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should do it? >> caller: i think he should be impeached, and with all ofwia the evidence with all of the people he has surrounded himself that house relationship with russia, it's starting to become obvious that something is wrong. like i say, i understand that what people were voting for when they voted for it. i like the idea of not having big campaign donors and stuff, but he's not what the people voted for. >> host: let's go to john in tampa, florida, life for republicans. good morning. >> caller: yes, the question is what was information leaked and why was it leaked? if that was leaked, is a fact this is probably strategic military information, intelligence for russia to use to attack the islamic state. so there's nothing wrong with
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the president giving an ally information that is a military intelligence nature to fight an enemy, isis. russian of course as a partial duty and does attack isis and syria. that information also would probably help protect russia against isis hacks. so you know, again this is an example of the news media giving partial truths to the american y public, not telling the whole story like whether or not they're saying the part i am saying, in order to benefit at time to slip a population that is politically very powerful and that it politically, financially very wealthy, extremely influential and acts againstl their interests. and basically hillary was a prostitute of these bad actors and hurt america. >> host: as it was information was. here's what the reporting headset about that. any meeting with sergey lavrov,
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trump seemed boasting that is inside knowledge of a looming threat. .. that from the "washington post" reporting. they broke the story yesterday they broke this as well.
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we'll go through some of the reporting. want to get your reaction. on the line for democrats. providence, kentucky.caller: good morning. >> caller: good morning. my comment is this president is becoming more unhinged as time goes by and he has all thehe surrogates covering up what he's doing i really think he needs to be impeached. he has no business being in office. >> host: frank, rochester, new york. independent. good morning. >> caller: i'm concerned on how people believe the so-called sources that are in the newspaper. considering that we already have a presentation done at the white house by one of the individuals that was right in the office and in the building where the russians were. he said that it never happened. who are these official sources # the real question is is it
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c-span, c-span or is it msnbc? take >> host: we want to hear your thoughts on this story. this phone lines are open. lewis, in colorado, springs. republican. >> caller: good morning. listen, i agree with that last judgment. we need to find out where the leaks are coming from. that's the problem. you know, the worst untrained washington post are the same people that are trying to bring down trumpet during his campaign and up till today. they ought to find a way somehow to get these reporters to see who these people are. it might be former intel guys that were in the obama administration or somebody inn that cabinet that is left over. i don't know. everything that washington post and new york times says things like it just is something
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different every day. you never hear the good stories with china going to start buying beef from the us. that's a big thing. there's a lot of good news but it's not getting reported. i just think they need to find out who these leaguers are. very few people in that room that were not them. anyway, that's my take on it. i agree with the last guy. i hope you have a good day, john >> host: baltimore, maryland. for democrats. >> caller: good morning. i want to make a comment. i understand that many of your republican voters don't want to believe the worst possible scenario here. it could be one in a million chance that there may simply be a russian agent occupying the white house right now. at the very least, there is someone there who is simply owned by vladimir putin.
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i know they don't want to consider that possibility but at some point, you can't just bring along all these coincidences and just say that that's all they are. i don't buy that. i think that there's much more to this than people are willing to consider. i think it goes far deeper than people are willing to consider. >> caller: minerva, ohio. line for republicans. good morning. >> caller: good morning. how are you. >> host: doing well. >> caller: i think this whole thing is absurd. i can understand why mcmasters came out yesterday and said the story is false. this story is false. he turned on his heels, went right back into the white house. >> will take you live to the capital for remarks from senators as they leave their party caucus luncheon


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