Grassley said he didn't know himself whether the disclosures were problematic.
It is true that the president can declassify information at will. But there was nothing wrong with that, he insisted.
The disclosures late on Monday roiled the administration as it struggled to move past the backlash over Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating the president's ties to Russian Federation. National security advisor H.R. McMaster said the story "as reported, is false".
"Donald Trump is out of his depth", said Gabriel Schoenfeld, a former senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute who has written extensively about national security.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the White House for more information about reports that Trump gave intelligence information to the Russians. Democrats and some Republicans greeted those denials skeptically.
"Israel has full confidence in our intelligence sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump", Dermer said.
But most Republicans aren't ready to renounce the president. "Mr. President", Schiff tweeted, "this isn't about your 'rights, ' but your responsibilities".
Twice on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed the controversy, calling it "drama" from the White House.
Two: Shortly thereafter on Twitter, she wrote that she had meant to say "Bowling Green terrorists".
Version One: White House aides initially disputed the premise of the reporting.
S. Korean open to North trip He also noted that Russian Federation was ready to play a "productive" role to help resolve the North Korean issue, it added. Moon said he would send a special envoy to Russian Federation soon and Putin said he would welcome the envoy.
The White House is in a "downward spiral" and needs to do something to get "under control", Republican Senator Bob Corker said following the Post report. They note that the administration has yet to face a national or global crisis comparable to the September 11, 2001, attacks, Hurricane Katrina or the Sandy Hook school shootings.
"Lacking credibility makes dealing with crises infinitely more hard", said Alex Conant, a Republican communications strategist who advised the presidential bid of Florida Sen. "This White House has wasted credibility by arguing things like crowd size".
One: "They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia", Pence said January 15 on CBS. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in a speech Tuesday to the Center for American Progress' Ideas Conference.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo was to brief members of the House intelligence committee late Tuesday. He urged for such an outcome in reaction to Trump's abrupt firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who was investigating Trump associates for possible collusion with Russian intelligence officials.
"It was not in the best interests of our country", King said. "I was going to fire Comey", Trump said.
Reports that the president revealed highly classified information from a US ally to Russian officials has shocked and alarmed congressional Republicans, outraged Democrats and vindicated the foreign policy-focused Republicans who never trusted Trump in the first place and are deeply troubled by the latest development. He did not deny discussing classified information. But he went on to outline "the extreme worry" scenario-the especially damaging possible consequences of the revelations: that individuals both within the USA government and among America's traditional allies might feel that the president can't be trusted with sensitive information. In this story, the Times leads with this sentence, "Intelligence showing that the Islamic State is developing a bomb hidden in portable electronics spurred the United States and Britain...to bar passengers from airports in a total of 10 Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers...aboard direct inbound flights, two senior American counterterrorism officials said".
During those conversations, Trump disclosed the city from which the intelligence was derived, McMaster confirmed.
However, since the information was divulged to top-level Russians, and Congressional Democrats are already pushing for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump camp and Russia, that independent prosecutor - if named - might also be able to take this case into consideration.
For Trump staffers, there have been warnings they could be undercut by their boss. Ryan's aides countered that in the same July 2016 opinion piece, Ryan also said those classified briefings could resume if Clinton were actually elected.
In October 1965 Brady axed to death 17-year-old Edward Evans, a stranger who he had met earlier that evening in a local pub. Police mounted an intensive search of the moor in 1986 amid reports that the pair had confessed to his murder.
New Jersey faces a $687 million budget shortfall through fiscal 2018 because of another missed revenue forecast from Gov. The Economic Development Authority will then lease the Statehouse back to the State Capitol Joint Management Commission.
North Korea says Sunday's launch was of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Han answered in the affirmative when asked whether the North's missile program was developing faster than Seoul had predicted.
On average, analysts expect Tesoro Logistics to post $2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3.17 EPS for the next fiscal year. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Tesoro Logistics by 111.1% in the third quarter.
At the same time, the Bank forecast a tough year ahead for families amid a sharp jump in the cost of living and lower wage growth. The pound also fell 0.7 percent to 84.87 pence per euro after the single currency saw broad buying following some weak US data.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said people were "getting exhausted of the SNP and all their promises". She has also delayed setting out how she will press on with preparing for that referendum until after the election.
Little did he know that Monday night, during Game 7 against the Washington Wizards , the Legend of Olynyk would come to life. These numbers are reminiscent of Russell Westbrook's horrifying fourth quarters against the Thunder, only with less scoring.
A suspect is in custody after shooting an Amtrak train conductor in the stomach at the Naperville Metra station, police said. The victim was subsequently transported to Edward Hospital in Naperville, and was conscious and alert at that time.
UN Security Council condemns North Korea missiles tests
What has North Korea been saying? Kim Jung On has been very vocal towards his issues against the United States. Asked if North Korea's missile programme was developing faster than the South had expected , he said, "Yes".
Ghana Mandates Coach To Win 2019 AFCON
According to Afriyie, the changes were done in consultation with Appiah and members of the Black Stars management team. What is clear is that re-appointed Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah will work with a new backroom staff.
Koscielny: Achilles needs care each day
Koscielny was signed by Wenger from Lorient in 2010 and has developed into a key player at the Emirates Stadium. We are a bigger club than all three of them but we are being held back by a greedy owner and a past it manager.
I Did Not Ask Comey For Loyalty
Spicer repeatedly said "the president has nothing further to add on that" and eventually insisted: "The tweet speaks for itself". Later, OANN's Trey Yingst asks if anyone has an audio recording of what went on at the dinner between Comey and Trump.
Pennsylvania AG charges Amtrak engineer in fatal crash
Bostian, who has maintained an extremely low profile since the crash and reportedly lives in NY , has not yet been charged. The Amtrak train bound for New York City crashed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring hundreds.
Syria denies U.S. allegations of mass killings, crematorium
He said "when we finish with the tail of the snake we can reach the head of the snake sitting in Tehran and deal with it as well". The world once again looked on in horror when last month a chemical attack killed at least 80 civilians, many of them children.
NYT report: Trump asked Comey to end Flynn investigation
President Donald Trump watches Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan depart the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The White House says the report is "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr.