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So, 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. And so, I think the real issue, and I think what I'd like to see really debated more, is there a national security has been put at risk by those violating confidentiality?
And those releasing information to the press? What we don't do is discuss what is and what wasn't classified. What I will tell you is in the context of that discussion, what the President discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation. And is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the President, and any leaders with whom he's engaged.
That conversation was wholly appropriate to the conversation. And, I think, wholly appropriate with the expectations are of our intelligence partners. What I will tell you, again, is that what the President shared was wholly appropriate. He shares information in a way, that is wholly appropriate. And I should just make maybe the statement here that the President wasn't even aware
where this information came from.
He wasn't briefed on the source or method of the information either.