Reported intelligence leak to Russia: What does it mean for US relations with allies?

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster addressed reports that Trump shared classified ISIS data with Russian officials during a visit to the Oval Office last week. He used the phrase “wholly appropriate” at least five times during the press briefing. Trump also tweeted he had the “absolute right” to share the data. But the move has drawn criticism from both Democrats and some Republicans, and fueled calls for an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia ties.

Credits

Guests:
Aaron Blake - senior political reporter, Washington Post - @AaronBlake, David Graham - staff writer for the Atlantic - @GrahamDavidA

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Gina Pollack