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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Reports President Trump Disclosed State Secrets to Russian Officials

May 15, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after The Washington Post and other news outlets reported that President Trump divulged state secrets to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week:

“President Donald Trump’s reckless disclosure of state secrets to senior Russian officials is profoundly disturbing. Leaking sensitive information provided by an American ally to the Russian Foreign Minister is either grossly incompetent or extremely sinister, or both.

“It is long past time for a special prosecutor and an independent commission to investigate President Trump’s close ties to Russia and his reckless behavior with the Russians. If this very worrying news does not convince House Republicans to put country before party and hold President Trump accountable, what will?”