Blunt, McCaskill join in questioning what Trump told the Russians; Wagner defends president


Blunt, McCaskill join in questioning what Trump told the Russians; Wagner defends president

WASHINGTON • Missouri’s two senators on Tuesday expressed concern over reports that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information about efforts to fight the terrorist group Islamic State with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office last week.
But Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, strongly defended the president, saying his conversation with the Russians was “wholly appropriate,” and that criticism came from “Democrats and the Washington press corps” who are “desperate … for a win.”
While not directly mentioning Trump, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that providing “closely held information” to “adversaries” …

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