“The initial leak that came out was a leak about concerns about revealing intelligence sources and methods,” McMaster said referring to a report from The Washington Post Monday, which stated the president revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak which “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”
“Information that’s not even part of the president’s briefing. And so in a concern about divulging intelligence they leaked actually not just the information from the meeting, but also indicated the sources and methods to a newspaper,” McMaster said on “This Week.”
“I take your point on that, although there is also the question of whether or not it was right for the president to give that information to the Russians,” Stephanopoulos responded. “But I just asked the direct question: Did the president confront the Russians on their interference in our election?”
McMaster still did not answer.