National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster says no intelligence sources or methods were discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly.
Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell also denied the story.
His criticism has been followed by a steady stream of leaks to the media that have been damaging to him and exposed an FBI investigation into his associates' possible ties to Russian Federation. Suddenly firing FBI Director James B. Comey.
Many lawmakers expressed concern Monday over what the report could mean for the US's relationships with its allies. By Thursday, though, Trump blew up that whole storyline, saying in an NBC News interview that he had made a decision to fire Comey even before getting the Justice Department's recommendation. He will also host President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey for meetings and lunch. In fact, the further that the FBI and Congress delve into their investigation regarding potential administrative ties to the foreign country, the louder and more frequent President Trump's denials become.
The Social Democratic Party lawmaker said that if the US president "passes this information to other governments at will, then Trump becomes a security risk for the entire western world". Ben Sasse, R-Neb., speaking about the disclosures on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday.
Mark Hertling, a national security, intelligence and terrorism analyst for CNN, said giving Russian Federation information has not historically led to them being forthcoming with the United States.
It's become a familiar scenario in the crisis-prone Trump White House, where big news breaks fast and the aides paid to respond seem perpetually caught off-guard.
Reaction from Capitol Hill Democrats was full-throated. Bill Nelson on Monday night.
GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters the Trump White House "has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and order". "The chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think makes - it creates a worrisome environment". "In fact, he is already charged a leading law firm in Washington, D.C., to send a certified letter to Senator Graham to that point that he has no connections to Russian Federation".
We'll see if the White House actually wants to quibble with any specifics in The Post's reporting. But someone told the American public what I did, and that's not.
"You don't just get intelligence out of thin air".
It's hard to see how Republicans try to stand by their president on this.
Phil Mudd, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst, said on "New Day" the fact that Trump chose to discuss classified information but did not ask Russian Federation about its role in the 2016 election is problematic.
As Trump prepares for his first foreign trip for the Middle East and Europe, lawmakers from both parties demanded a full accounting of the conversation with the Russian diplomats that some feared could lead to exposure of confidential informants helping USA intelligence officials counter the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Trump administration said that no federal systems had been affected by the attack.
The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have declined to comment.
A sizable number of Republicans have been willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt that he was exercising his power more or less correctly. "Lately it's become not only harmful, but unsafe too".