I respond to the Washington Post article "Trump told Russians classified information" in Tuesday's Dispatch. The president was clear during the campaign, and after his election, that the United States and Russia should cooperate to defeat Islamic State. To defeat a common terrorist enemy, there certainly has to be an exchange of information — including intelligence — among the allied nations.
The Post article reads like a diatribe by some middle-level agency analysts who feel they know what is best for our country and are concerned about protecting their turf. So concerned that they violated federal law by disclosing classified information to The Post.
Their actions and logic are a bit ironic — it is OK for them to violate federal law by disclosing information to a newspaper, but wrong for the president to disclose similar information to a partner in the war against ISIS.