On Tuesday the National security adviser gave the afternoon press conference at the White House and blasted the media and the “leaker.” This is the second time in two days that McMaster has given statements to the press regarding the Washington Post article.
You can watch the full press conference below:
The Hill reports:
Speaking to reporters at the White House, McMaster disputed the “premise” of media reports that Trump put intelligence sources in jeopardy by disclosing the information, saying it was “wholly appropriate” for the president to discuss.
“The president in no way undermined sources or methods in the course of this conversation,” he said.
McMaster said Trump could not have endangered national security because he did not even know the source of the information he discussed.
”The president wasn’t even aware of where this information came from,” he said. “He wasn’t briefed on the source.”
He also attacked leakers who revealed the contents of the discussion to media outlets.
“I think the real issue and what I would like to see debated more is that our national security has been put at risk by those violating confidentiality,” he said. “I think national security is put at risk by this leak and leaks like this.”
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