Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Cohen’s Statement After Reports of President Trump Compromising Highly Classified Information to Russian Diplomats

May 16, 2017
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, released the following statement after reports that President Trump compromised highly classified information during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak:

"The President must put America first and never reveal classified intelligence without input from his intelligence advisors,” said Congressman Cohen. “He is way too eager to seek approval by providing information and opinions which become detrimental to both the country and himself. On the latter, he also needs professional help.”