Parnell releases statement on President Trump leaking classified information to Russians

(SUMTER, SC -- May 16) Democratic Nominee for South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District Archie Parnell released the following statement today following new revelations that President Trump leaked highly classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak:

“President Trump’s pattern of reckless disregard for our national security has reached a terrifying new low. 

“Let’s remember that just a week ago Republicans and Democrats alike were all concerned by revelations that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn might have passed sensitive classified information to the Russians. Now we learn that the day after those hearings took place, the President himself did exactly what Gen. Flynn is accused of and now claims he had every right to do so. 

“As patriots, we must now ask ourselves what else has President Trump leaked, who else has he leaked to and how many American lives has he put at risk.”

Mr. Parnell has been very critical of President Trump’s interference in the FBI investigation into the Russian cyberattacks and possible collusion by the Trump campaign and close associates repeatedly calling for a special prosecutor.