Watch live: National security adviser McMaster holds news briefing

By Doug G. Ware  |  May 16, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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May 16 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump's national security adviser will give a news briefing at the White House on Tuesday, where he is expected to face questions about Russia.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster will hold the news conference at 11:30 a.m.

The briefing comes amid intense scrutiny of Trump's administration following reports that the president shared classified information with the Russian government. McMaster said Monday that Trump did not share intelligence sources or methods with Russian officials during their visit last week to the White House.

McMaster was initially set to join press secretary Sean Spicer during a regular briefing at 1:30 p.m., but Trump's spokesman will instead hold an off-camera gaggle with reporters at 2 p.m.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump spoke with Jordan's King Abdullah II by phone. He was set to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at 1 p.m. and with Health Secretary Tom Price and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney later in the afternoon.

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