- Defense attorney Alan Dershowitz: POTUS is facing 'the most serious charge ever made against a sitting president'
Washington (CNN)If President Donald Trump did indeed reveal highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador, many lawmakers said his actions are irresponsible and potentially dangerous.
In response, Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said this was an "off-the-cuff" remark made as a "cheap shot at his predecessor." However, Schiff noted, the president has the power to declassify intelligence merely by stating it publicly.
Has this kind of thing happened before?
However, revealing information in a private meeting with a foreign official may be unprecedented.