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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Quigley Statement on Reports that Trump Gave Classified Information to Russian Officials

May 16, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on reports that President Trump provided classified information to Russian officials:

Our key intelligence partnerships, trusted sources, and classified methods must stay protected to ensure our national security and that of our allies. Trump's decision to divulge sensitive information to an adversary is an example of both his hubris and his unfitness to lead. Frankly, I am deeply disappointed and disturbed, but not surprised. President Trump shouldn't worry about leaks; he is his own leak. Whether his actions were intentional or not, it now imperative that the Administration fully brief members of the House Intelligence Committee on the exact nature of the information shared with Russian officials.”