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VoteVets Calls for Immediate Hearings To Determine If Donald Trump Blurted Out Sensitive Classified Info To Russian Officials; Calls for Impeachment, If Found to be True

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the breaking story in the Washington Post, that Donald Trump divulged sensitive classified information to Russian officials, VoteVets Director of Government Relations, and Iraq War Veteran Will Fischer, put out the following statement:

 

"There must be immediate Congressional hearings to determine if Donald Trump divulged sensitive classified materials, as reported, to the Russians.  If he did, impeachment proceedings must begin, and they must begin without delay. Putting the national security of the United States at risk, in that way, is what impeachment and removal from office was created for. If Republicans do not call immediate hearings into this matter, we will know that they place their party over our country."

 

The Washington Post, in its reporting, noted that "exposure of an intelligence stream that has provided critical insight into the Islamic State... could hinder the United States’ and its allies’ ability to detect future threats."  

 

While it is legal for the President to handle classified information as he or she sees fit, putting the United States security at such risk could be impeachable as a dereliction of the president's duty, and a violation of his or her oath to protect the Constitution of the United States from all enemies.

 

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 500,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.