The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached out to the White House to request additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information.
Rebecca Watkins, a spokeswoman for committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., says Tuesday that the panel wants to know more about reports that President Donald Trump shared classified information with two Russian officials.
A current U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the intelligence shared addressed a threat from Islamic State militants that a U.S partner shared with the United States. The official demanded anonymity so as to discuss the private meetings.
The Senate's top Democrat says Congress needs to have immediate access to a transcript of President Donald Trump's meeting at the White House last week with senior Russian officials.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York says that if Trump has "nothing to hide," he'll turn over unedited transcripts to the House and Senate intelligence committees. If Trump refuses, Schumer says Americans will doubt that their president is capable of safeguarding critical secrets.
The request came in response to published reports that the president revealed classified information about the Islamic State group in the meeting with Russian officials.
Congress is investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including hacking Democratic emails.