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Trump shared secret info about ISIS with Russians

Trump shared secret info about ISIS with Russians

Lawmakers, meanwhile, said it's disturbing that Trump discussed any intelligence with officials from Russian Federation, a country under investigation by USA authorities over allegations it interfered with last year's presidential election by hacking Democratic political organizations.

President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes Comey wrote after the meeting. We've also heard from the top Republican on the House oversight committee who says he needs to see that Comey memo if it exists.

In an interview with Radio Sputnik, political scientist Dmitry Drobnitsky commented on the issue, saying that U.S. mainstream media would like to see Donald Trump as a person completely deprived of any opportunities.

"I have to hope that someone will counsel the president about just what it means to protect closely held information and why this is so risky, ultimately, to our national security", said Representative Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, according to the New York Times.

"The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order. Revealing classified information at this level is extremely risky and puts at risk the lives of Americans and those who gather intelligence for our country", the NY senator said.

Some of the leaders Trump will meet come from countries the USA has intelligence-sharing agreements with.

McMaster, appearing before reporters at the White House, said the inaccurate report accusing the president of compromising American security appeared based on leaked classified information that was not discussed with Moscow officials during the May 10 Oval Office meeting.

Israeli intelligence was a source for some of the information on ISIS bomb-making capabilities that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats, United States and diplomatic officials told CNN.

The New York Times, in its story, reported that Trump "boasted" about highly classified information with details that could expose the source and how it was gathered.

The intelligence Trump revealed is said to be related to an Islamic State (ISIS) threat to airline travel, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The White House was already reeling from its botched handling of Mr Trump's decision last week to fire James Comey, the FBI director who was overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

National Security Adviser HR McMaster said the president's comments were "wholly appropriate".

Additionally, the meeting raised alarm bells in Washington because it came one day after Trump made a decision to fire FBI Director James Comey while the bureau investigated his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

At least one Republican says the president is putting those agreements at risk by divulging classified information to Russian Federation, a country many in the US and in the West view as an adversary.

He did not deny news reports that he had shown Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and others highly classified information on the Islamic State, as first reported by The Washington Post, but rather explained his version of events.

A source briefed on the matter told CBS News' Pat Milton Tuesday that the classified information Mr. Trump passed on to Russian government officials originated with the Israeli government.

Trump is about to set off on an eight-day, five-country trip in his first foreign venture as president where he will have countless conversations with foreign leaders.

The country supplying the intelligence to the United States was identified in the Post story only as "an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State". "During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations".

Controversy over Russian Federation has also laid bare sharp divisions between the White House and United States intelligence agencies.


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