WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement in response to reports that President Donald Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials:
“The reports that President Trump may have shared classified intelligence with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador is alarming and deeply disturbing. This sharing of highly classified intelligence with Russian representatives is the latest in a pattern of reckless ineptitude from the White House that puts our national security and our ability to work with our allies at risk.
“Enough is enough. This is just another incident in a long line of troubling revelations that call into question the President’s relationship with Russia. Congressional Republicans must put country over party and join the American people in demanding answers and accountability from President Trump and his administration. Anything less is a grave mistake that could have ramifications far beyond Mr. Trump’s presidency.”