Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Has There Been Inteligence Sharing Consequences Because Of Reports That President Trump Gave Russia Some Intel Secrets?
DW: Putin offers 'proof' that Trump didn't share sensitive information
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide "proof" that Donald Trump did not share intelligence with Russian officials. Key US allies have said they will continue exchanging intelligence with Washington.
Putin on Wednesday told journalists he did not think Trump was being allowed to work properly and did not divulge secret information to Russian officials. He also cheekily added that he would provide "proof" of the latter statement - but only with the White House's approval.
The Russian president's comments came the same day officials in Jerusalem confirmed that Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a timely phone conversation that was apparently unrelated to recent reports that the US president had shared Israeli intelligence with Russian officials at the White House on May 10. Trump is headed to the Middle East next week and plans to visit Israel.
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WNU Editor: DW is saying that there has been no consequences in sharing intelligence information .... and they quote in the above report Israeli and British officials. But I have a different point of view .... I believe there will be consequences (if not already). In President Obama's second term .... and now the beginning of the Trump Presidency .... there has been an avalanche of leaks .... NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the release of the CIA's toolkit on what the CIA is capable of doing on computer and communication networks, and now President Trump (leaks by him and those who are leaking about him). There are no secrets .... and in the case of the U.S. .... secrets that clearly have a very short life. As a blogger who is an information junkie and who aggregates the news .... I enjoy this. But I also know that there will be national security ramifications in the future .... and our enemies will exploit it. As to what will be exactly those national security ramifications .... only time will tell.