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Creative Ways House Republicans Ducked Questions On Trump Revealing Classified Info To The Russians

By in Huffington Post on May 17, 2017

By Matt Fuller

WASHINGTON ― After another day of explosive revelations concerning President Donald Trump, former FBI director James Comey, and the president seeming to reveal highly classified information to the Russians, House Republicans were mostly silent.

House Republicans appear to be so unconcerned with Trump revealing top secret information to an adversary that many are still unfamiliar with the Washington Post story about it, telling reporters Tuesday night ― a full 24 hours after the story broke ― that they couldn’t comment on the matter until they had read the report.

“You know, I was with the grandkids in Florida this morning. I haven’t been paying attention,” Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) told HuffPost.

“You got me. Is there something new that’s out?” Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) said when asked if he was concerned the president may have shared classified information with the Russians.

“I’m certainly aware generally from the news, but I have not read the story in particular,” Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.V.) said.

“This news is less than 24 hours old,” Jenkins continued, about 25 hours after the story broke. “And I have not read that story in particular, but certainly [I’m] aware of it, and look forward to looking at it, and, certainly, we’ll think about what it says.”

Other Republicans also declined to answer questions about Trump revealing the sensitive intel ― House GOP leaders avoided making statements to the press Tuesday ― but some other Republicans were more honest about the situation.

“I’d rather not talk about it,” Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) said. “I’m not staying out of it on a personal level, I’m just staying out of it in the press.”

News was moving so fast Tuesday that some Republicans declined to answer for fear that they may have missed a new revelation, particularly after it was also reported Tuesday […]    

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