PEORIA — Area lawmakers spent Monday evening and Tuesday reacting to a report by the Washington Post that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information during a meeting with the Russian foreign minister last week.

Their responses:

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.: "This kind of disclosure is what former Director Comey and just about every other Congressional Republican described last year as 'extremely reckless' in the handling of classified information. It jeopardizes critical intelligence sources in the fight against ISIL and the broader fight by America against terrorism. This morning, European officials reacted and told The Associated Press that at least one European country might stop sharing intelligence with the United States if this is how it’s treated. This is truly incredible and historic. It is a national security breach by the president of incredible proportions. How in the world can we ever trust this president to put the national security needs of the American people ahead of his own?"

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.: "Considering the president regularly complains about leaks, the revelation that he may have leaked national security secrets himself is absolutely stunning. This alarming disclosure, if verified, is an insult to the dedicated men and women serving in our intelligence community who work around the clock to counter Russian hostilities against our nation and allies. Russia is not our friend, yet President Trump seems extraordinarily comfortable inviting Russian agents into the Oval Office and sharing with them highly classified intelligence that’s too sensitive to even share with our allies. The American people deserve to know what’s really going on here — and it is becoming clearer by the day that only an independent special prosecutor can get the answers we need."

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon: (via Twitter) "Sharing classified info to one of our enemies is a threat to our national security, troops on the ground & relationships w/ trusted allies."

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline: "Once again, rather than working to grow our economy and create jobs, Washington is in chaos because of President Trump’s poor judgment. In this latest instance, it appears the president put our national security at risk by sharing highly classified secrets about our efforts to stop ISIS terrorists with Vladimir Putin's regime. This latest international incident underscores the importance of having a truly independent investigation led by a special prosecutor to uncover the full extent of President Trump’s ties to the Putin regime. The American people deserve a government that will protect their national security and put hardworking families first."

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria: "The news reports suggesting that delicate intelligence information was shared with Russian officials is concerning to me. There is nothing more sacred then our national security and the protection of vital intelligence. Unfortunately, news like this sends a troubling message to our allies and friends around the world and may hinder their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future. I wish the Administration had fewer self-inflicted media stories like this, so that we could focus more on our agenda of achieving a healthy economy, passing comprehensive tax reform, bringing regulatory relief to businesses and fixing our broken health care system."