Senator Susan Collins' Statement on the Washington Post's Report Regarding the President's Handling of Classified Information

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement in response to a report in the Washington Post regarding the President's handling of classified information:

"The disclosure of highly classified information has the potential to jeopardize sources and to discourage our allies from sharing future information vital to our security. There are conflicting reports about whether or not President Trump disclosed sensitive information to the Russians. Although the President has the legal authority to disclose classified information, it would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians. The Senate Intelligence Committee should be briefed on this important issue immediately."