News Alert: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats in their Oval Office meeting last week

President Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State — an information-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, current and former U.S. officials said. Trump’s decision to share that information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak risks the cooperation of the ally in the intelligence-sharing arrangement, which has access to the Islamic State’s inner workings, officials said. Trump appeared to be boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he described a looming terror threat, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange. Senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage after the meeting, which took place in the Oval Office one day after Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey in the midst of a bureau investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

 
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News Alert Mon., May. 15, 2017 5:03 p.m.
 
 
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats in their Oval Office meeting last week
President Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State — an information-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, current and former U.S. officials said. Trump’s decision to share that information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak risks the cooperation of the ally in the intelligence-sharing arrangement, which has access to the Islamic State’s inner workings, officials said. Trump appeared to be boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he described a looming terror threat, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange. Senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage after the meeting, which took place in the Oval Office one day after Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey in the midst of a bureau investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
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