In yet another twist added to the growing Russian scandal, reports now say Donald Trump leaked Classified Information to high-profiled Kremlin officials. After the Trump administration denied any wrongdoing, social media was quick to lash out.

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During the entire 2016 presidential election, the biggest story has pertained to what relationship Donald Trump had with Russia. While the former host of "The Apprentice" has denied that he was ever in cahoots with the Kremlin, evidence continues to pile up that contradicts his claim. From his refusal to ever criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin, to keeping his controversial tax returns hidden from the public, to multiple advisers and associates being exposed for their contact with Russia, Trump has been caught with his back against the wall on a fairly routine basis, while labeling any reports he disagrees with as "fake news." On Monday, the Washington Post broke a bombshell story revealing that Trump shared "highly classified" information to two Russian officials last week.

In response, Trump and the White House have pushed back resulting in serious backlash on Twitter on May 15.

According to the report in the Washington Post, Donald Trump shared the aforementioned classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Segey Kislyak who both met the president at the White House for a meeting last week. Addressing reporters at the White House shortly after the story broke, national security adviser H.R. McMaster spoke on behalf of the president, and denied the validity of the Washington Post report.

"I was in the room," McMaster said, before adding, "It did not happen."

Twitter reacts

In response to the news that Donald Trump allegedly leaked classified information to the Russians, social media quickly went viral.

"After Trump disclosed classified info to Russians in the White House, I'm sure glad we didn't elect someone who had a private email server!" actor George Takei wrote on Twitter. In a follow-up tweet, Takei added, "It's time to acknowledge that Trump is not only incompetent, but is doing great harm to our nation each day he is in office."

"I hope Republicans remember all outrage that Hillary *may* have emailed classified information *to her own staff* let alone Russians," Sally Kohn wrote.


"I want WH to explain how Russians even got an Oval Office mtg after intel agreed they conducted malicious cyber activity during elections," CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter wondered. "DT is a complete and utter moron.

He shares highly classified info with Russians. He is a danger to democracy and the world," actor and director Rob Reiner wrote on his Twitter feed.

"Meanwhile, the only media in the Oval when Trump revealed classified information to our adversary Russia, was Russia's state run news agency," MSNBC host Joy Reid pointed out. The backlash continued over Donald Trump's denial, as it was clear that his Russian scandal would be trending on Twitter for the foreseeable future.