The Kremlin has responded to the media frenzy surrounding implications that President Trump may have ‘revealed highly classified information’ to Russian officials, calling it “utter nonsense,” and deeming it hardly worth addressing.

“This is not a theme for us. It’s nonsense,” said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “We do not want to have anything to do with this nonsense. This is utter nonsense. It is not something to either confirm or deny.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, also weighed in on her Facebook page, where she cautioned that ingesting American media can be “unhealthy.”

“Landed in Madrid. Turn on the phone, and there [are] dozens of messages,” she wrote. “Are you guys American newspaper reading again? Don’t need to read them.”

“They can be used in different ways, but there is no need to read lately. It is not only unhealthy, but dangerous.”

She also reminded readers that she had foreshadowed an imminent “Russia conspiracy” hit piece to be spun from the meeting between Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

“Just a reminder that May 11 I warned: American media in a couple days, apparently planning to issue “scoop” about Lavrov and Trump meeting.”

President Trump issued his own statement on the matter earlier today.

“As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”

The Washington Post ignited this latest controversy in an article published on Monday that lists only ‘unnamed sources’ for its information. Buried within the piece is an admission that it is doubtful President Trump violated the law in any way.

“As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law,” the authors concede.

Nevertheless, the witch hunt continues to intensify – especially with bombshell revelations emerging regarding the mysterious murder of DNC staffer and possible WikiLeaks collaborator, Seth Rich.

Washington Post columnist, Glenn Kessler, tweeted that his colleagues proudly celebrated the ‘success’ of their article, saying, “Applause in the newsroom as the Russia-leak scoop breaks the Hollywood Access record for most readers per minute.”

Media juggernaut, Matt Drudge, weighed in, declaring that the Post is participating in “bloodsport,” possibly at the behest of Post owner and CEO, Jeff Bezos, whom Trump has warned may be in violation of antitrust laws.

“[Bezos] thinks I’ll go after him for antitrust,” Trump told Sean Hannity during an interview a year ago. “Because he’s got a huge antitrust problem because he’s controlling so much, Amazon is controlling so much of what they are doing.

“He’s using the Washington Post, which is peanuts, he’s using that for political purposes to save Amazon in terms of taxes and in terms of antitrust.”

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