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Trump 'leaking secrets' to Lavrov shows USA plagued by political schizophrenia - Putin

Trump 'leaking secrets' to Lavrov shows USA plagued by political schizophrenia - Putin

Trump has rejected the criticism, claiming he has the "absolute right" to share intelligence with Russian Federation so as to encourage Moscow step up their fight against terrorism. McConnell said he'd read the story first reported in The Washington Post, and also said he'd read a statement from H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, "which tends to rebut the story". The president had been engaging in "routine sharing" with foreign leaders, he said, arguing that some of the information was publicly available.

Anyway, supposedly, there's a big White House shakeup coming, so maybe some of them will just stay overseas.

Putin said that Russian Federation is ready to provide Congress with a transcript of the talks "if the USA administration finds it appropriate". "There is a point that you cut that off with foreign leaders, especially when sources and methods are involved, so it's crucial that we talk to individuals to find out exactly what was said not necessarily what was not said".

Current and former USA officials said that Trump went well beyond outlining basic threat information in his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Especially troubling was that a foreign country provided the intelligence confidentially to the U.S. He used a Russian word that could be translated as "recording" or "transcript". The threat related to laptops carried on airplanes, according to a senior US official.

Mrs May told a press conference in east London: "We have a very special relationship, as you know, with the United States of America".

Comey's memo, an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House, would be the clearest evidence to date that the president has tried to influence the investigation.

What did Trump reveal in the White House meeting?

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, has also tangled with the media over the believability of her statements, saying earlier this year in a television appearance that Flynn had Trump's full confidence, hours before Trump fired him.

As the U.S. President, Trump has authority to declassify information and the discretion to share it if he believes it's in the national interest.




"It's always a hard job, but there's no question in my mind the president has made it harder for his immediate staff, which is there to support him", said Ari Fleischer, press secretary to Republican President George W. Bush.

The revelation was first reported by the Washington Post.

Is US travel ban biased against Muslims: Judges Federal judges on Monday again zeroed in on Donald Trump's campaign comments and asked alawyer for the US president if the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims -for the second time in a week. Trump's tweets did not say whether he revealed classified information about the Islamic State, as published reports have said and as a US official told The Associated Press.

As of Tuesday, White House officials did not reject the notion that he shared top secret information with Russian officials in a conversation about a threat from ISIL.

On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans alike expressed concern. Sen. The ally reportedly hadn't given permission to share the intel.

On Monday, McMaster told reporters: "The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation".

The officials said the information had been supplied by a United States ally in the fight against the militant group.

Later in the day, following a meeting with the Turkish president, Trump responded to a shouted question about his interaction with the Russians last week, casting a rosier picture of the potential partnership between the two nations than even many of his own advisers think is realistic.


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