Putin dismisses Trump information-sharing scandal as ‘schizophrenia’

Putin dismisses Trump information-sharing scandal as ‘schizophrenia’

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Russian president Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around President Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials as “political schizophrenia.”

Mr Trump came under fire earlier this week after it was revealed that he shared the sensitive intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak.

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, the Russian president said he had “no other explanation” as to why President Trump came under attack other than “political schizophrenia”.

Mr Putin even suggested that Russia share the records of last week’s talks between Mr Trump and Mr Lavrov with the US Congress, if the White House approved. President Putin joked that that he would reprimand Mr Lavrov because “he hasn’t shared those secrets with us”.

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