With both the White House and Trump himself denying that they had done anything wrong in response to the WaPo story that Trump improperly shared confidential information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, next it was Russia's turn.
And sure enough, on Tuesday morning, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "we don’t want anything to do with this nonsense,” in response to reporter questions prompted by the WaPo articles. "It’s complete nonsense"
He did however cryptically note that "Russia doesn’t forget about the principle of reciprocity in relation to sanctions against its companies by Ukraine and “unfriendly” actions that “violate rights of people in Ukraine."
Separately, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova interjected her traditionally cynical retort on Tuesday when she advised that people don't read American newspapers, in response to U.S. media reports that Trump had disclosed classified intl.
Zakharova said she had received dozens of messages asking about the reports, which have been denied by the White House.
"Are you guys American newspaper reading again? Don't need to read them. They can be used in different ways, but there is no need to read lately it is not only unhealthy, but dangerous." she said on Facebook, and added the following conclusion:
Just a reminder that 11 may I warned: American media in a couple days, apparently planned to issue "Scoop" about meeting lavrov and trump. True, the idea was to and yet to be to paint her equally "Secret" Photos from the past meeting that was supposed to inject another fairy thoroughness and accuracy. But this part of the plan information campaign we ruined by posting pictures of you so, as required by all the laws of professional ethics.
How to live in this volatile global information?
Meanwhile, for whatever reason, in the Kremlin...