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Trump revealed highly classified info to Russia

Trump revealed highly classified info to Russia

The majority of government spokespeople, including US Ambassador Ron Dermer and former Shin bet Chief and current Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avi Dichter, tried to play down the riff by emphasizing the strength of US-Israeli intelligence sharing.

"Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend his actions".

I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community....

Citing current and former officials, it reported that the information shared by a USA partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement was so sensitive that it was withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government. Such sharing "could be a risk for our sources", the official said.

Typically, before disclosing intelligence to another country, there would be an evaluation of costs and benefits, close consultation with the USA intelligence community, and detailed consideration of how much to say and in what words so as to mitigate risks. Reports say the USA president spilled highly classified data while bragging about the intel he receives. In this case, the fear is that Russian Federation will be able to determine exactly how the information was collected and could disrupt the ally's espionage efforts.

"What if portions of the USA government say, 'You know what, we'd better not share that up because we don't want to lose access to it, don't want it to be compromised, ' or friends and partners who'd normally share with us, they're concerned about having it compromised?" he said.

The revelations could further damage Trump's already fraught relationship with USA intelligence agencies. Trump was talking to Russia's foreign minister and its ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, whose contact with Michael Flynn led to Flynn's resignation as national security adviser and meeting with Jeff Sessions led to the attorney general's recusal from the probe into any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

The White House has pushed back against those reports, but has not denied that classified information was disclosed in the May 10 meeting between Trump and Russian diplomats.

Mr Trump took to Twitter to insist he had the "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining.to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian Federation. He notes that as president, he has an "absolute right" to do this. The disclosure apparently came as Trump boasted about his access to classified intelligence. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism".

Trump is set to travel to Israel next week on his first foreign trip overseas.




The Washington Post reported on Monday that the revelation put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk.

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, on Facebook on Tuesday described the reports as "yet another fake". AP writer Paisley Dodds contributed from London.

On Tuesday, President Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House.

The Royal Court says arrangements for the call were made last week.

Mr Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information about Islamic State (IS), as published reports have said and as a USA official told the Associated Press (AP).

The paper said the fears were compounded by Russia's links with Israel's arch-foe Iran.

Israel was the source of the information that President Donald Trump disclosed to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador in a meeting last week, an official briefed on the matter told ABC News.

The news reverberated around the world as countries started second-guessing their own intelligence-sharing agreements with the U.S.

Burr told a small group of reporters in the Capitol that: "My major concern right now is that I don't know what the president said". He added that there was "no lapse in national security".


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