National security advisor H.R. McMaster had just finished briefing the press when "Pure Opelka" began today. He made a very short statement last night after the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had shared classified information with Russia regarding ISIS.
“There's nothing that the President takes more seriously than the security of the American people," the national security adviser said last night. "The story that came out tonight as reported is false. The president and the foreign minister reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations to include threats to aviation. At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already publicly known.”
Today McMaster read the president's schedule for an upcoming trip before being asked if he would like to clarify last night's statement. He responded "I stand by my statement that I made yesterday. What I'm saying is really the premise of that article is false, that in any way the President had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security."
He then said he was more concerned about those "violating confidentiality" and releasing information to the press. He later added that what the president did share was wholly appropriate.
Mike Opelka said he would continue to to keep an eye on the president for whom he voted.