- The White House said The Washington Post report was false
- "I think that the White House is playing word games," one of the reporters said on "OutFront"
"I think that the White House is playing word games," Greg Miller said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
The Washington Post story, authored by Miller and Greg Jaffe, cited current and former US officials and said President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak about highly classified intelligence the US had received from an ally.
National security adviser H.R. McMaster, who also attended the meeting, said from the White House following the story's publication that the story "as reported is false."
"I was in the room," McMaster said. "It didn't happen."
Miller said he thought the White House was trying "to blunt the impact" of the story.
"If this was all so above-board and not problematic in any way, why did the National Security Council coming out of this meeting feel it was necessary to contact the CIA director and the director of the National Security Agency to give them a heads' up on what Trump had just told the Russians?" Miller said.
McMaster said that during the meeting, "at no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed."