Deutsche Welle reports:
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he was acting within the privilege afforded his position when he shared intelligence with Russian officials at the White House last week.
Earlier Tuesday, and seemingly contradictory, Russian Foreign Ministry officials had told the Moscow-based Interfax news agency that reports that Trump had revealed highly classified secrets to Kremlin officials at the White House were “fake.”
And Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the ministry, left a dismissive post about the report on her Facebook page. “Guys, have you been reading the American newspapers again?” she wrote. “You shouldn’t read them. You can put them to various uses, but you shouldn’t read them. Lately it’s become not only harmful, but dangerous, too.”