Trump denies damning whistleblower charge he made troubling 'promise' to foreign leader: I 'only do good for the USA!'
President Donald Trump has just responded to the Washington Post’s bombshell report that he made a “troubling” “promise” to an unnamed foreign leader. The charge comes via sources familiar with a whistleblower’s accusation, one the intelligence community’s inspector general found so damning it was declared urgent.
“Another Fake News story out there – It never ends! Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!” Trump claimed.
“Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially “heavily populated” call. I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA!” he added.
He concluded his tweet storm with his now common refrain:
Presidential Harassment!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1568904671.0
Trump has a long history of disclosing classified, confidential, and even top secret intelligence to foreign leaders and others.
Trump infamously disclosed highly classified “code word” intelligence to top Russians visiting him in the Oval Office, which reportedly compromised Israeli intelligence operatives.
And just recently it was revealed the CIA was forced to usher out a Russian government official close to President Vladimir Putin who was spying for the U.S., because intelligence officials feared Trump would expose him.
Trump also recently announced he does not believe the U.S. should be using intelligence from American spies in foreign countries.