McConnell: No concerns about Trump's handling of classified info
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he isn't concerned about President Trump's handling of classified information amid allegations that he shared it with top Russian officials. 

Asked if he was concerned about Trump's handling of the intelligence information, McConnell laughed before telling reporters, "No." 

"I think it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House," he added after a question about how concerned his caucus was over the president's recent string of controversies. 

Republicans tried to highlight their push to replace ObamaCare during a weekly leadership press conference, but they were immediately peppered with questions about Trump. 

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Pressed on whether he made his case for "less drama" to the White House, McConnell noted he made similar comments publicly during an interview with Bloomberg Live on Tuesday. 

McConnell told Bloomberg Live earlier, “I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda."

The Washington Post report, alleging that Trump shared classified information with top Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting, comes in the wake of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and hint there might be "tapes" of their conversations. 

McConnell offered a muted defense of Trump during his Bloomberg interview, only noting that national security adviser H.R. McMaster had pushed back against the report.  

The Senate Intelligence Committee has requested more information from the White House about the allegations. McConnell told reporters that "I have a lot of confidence in Chairman [Richard] Burr [R-N.C.] and Sen. [Mark] Warner [D-Va.] to handle that whole matter."

McConnell also dismissed a question about if he was losing confidence in Trump and directed questions about how much time Trump spends at properties he owns, like Mar-A-Lago, to the White House.