Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Is Israel The Source Of The Intelligence Leak That President Trump Shared With The Russians?

President Trump escorting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel into the White House in February. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

New York Times: Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Disclosed to Russians

WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episode.

Israel is one of the United States’ most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East. The revelation that Mr. Trump boasted about some of Israel’s most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries. It also raises the possibility that the information could be passed to Iran, Russia’s close ally and Israel’s main threat in the Middle East.

Israeli officials would not confirm that they were the source of the information that Mr. Trump shared. In a statement emailed to The New York Times, Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, reaffirmed that the two countries would maintain a close counterterrorism relationship.

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WNU Editor: Who leaked this news to the New York Times? And what makes it even more interesting is that someone leaked this out yesterday .... US Officials 'Warned Israel' Not to Share Sensitive Intel With Trump (Newsweek). More here .... Israelis Nervous About Sharing Intel With Trump After Russia Gaffe (Vocativ). This blog has been saying for months that there is clearly a problem in the U.S. intelligence community .... they are leaking intelligence and damaging U.S. national security, and all of this is directed at President Trump. And it is now becoming easy for me to predict the timeline when these leaks are made .... President Trump meets someone, and details are leaked a 4 - 5 days later. This happened with the Trump - Australian PM phone call, and now it is happening with the Trump-Lavrov meeting of last week. But unlike FBI Director Comey who showed no interest in pursuing who was behind these leaks .... I suspect that the next FBI Director will be pursuing a far different agenda.

More News On Reports That Israel Is The Source Of The Intelligence Leak That President Trump Shared With The Russians

Israel was the source of secret intelligence that Trump gave to Russians, NBC News confirms -- CNBC
US Officials: Israel Provided Secret Intelligence That Trump Leaked to Russia -- Haaretz
Israel source of secret intelligence Trump gave to Russians — report -- Haaretz
Report: Israel source of intel Trump leaked to Russians -- Jerusalem Post
Israel was source of leaked terrorism intel Trump told Russians: report -- NYDaily News
Israel provided US with info Trump leaked to Russia: Report -- Washington Examiner
Israel Provided Intelligence Trump Shared With Russian Officials - Reports -- Sputnik


D.Plowman said...

My money is on a disgruntled Secret Service agent/agents being behind the leak, or perhaps at least contributing it. I reckon its more than one person though.

Jay Farquharson said...

Silverman at Balloon Juice holds that the purpose of the leak was not to "damage" Trump, but instead "innoculate" the US Administration and it's allies from Russian leverage,

Erriccson at Red State looks at the leaks differently:


fred lapides said...

I had read some time ago that intel distrusted Trump and would keep some stuff from him, but then after the Comey disaster, I had seen a few places where they said they would leak a lot more to get even. Clearly not all intel folks are not Hillary malcontents, so shifting the blame is a bias to consider

Jay Farquharson said...

During the election, Hair Furour "declared war" on the Intel community when their news releases contradicted his stump speeches.

When the FBI dropped the Clinton Investigations and it was revealed that there are at least 4 Investigations onto Agent Orange, Lord Smallgloves declared war on the FBI.

Add in the internal war inside Adolph Twitler's Administration, and there are leaks aplenty.

Funny how just a few months ago, some were saying that Cheeto Benito's "professionalism" and Prebius would quickly shut the leaks down and besides, they were all coming from the few Obama aides that hadn't been fired and wern't replaced yet.

And here it is, months later, and it's all Creep Throat's people complete with loyalty oaths, cell phone searches and политический руководитель, and the drip, drip, drip,

Has become a full on open fire hydrant.


The Great White Dope's twitter feed contradicting his Administrations attempts at "message management" isn't helping any,

Nore are The Talking Yam's gishgallop, ramble of consciousness, free form, fact free interviews helping either.

fred lapides said...

"There are situations where this is necessary. But there is always coordination... that is just good practice and manners," said the official. [Israeli]

A second intelligence officer, who spoke to BuzzFeed News via encrypted app and also spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Israel had shared specific intelligence with the US regarding an active threat to US-bound planes. Speaking to BuzzFeed News via a military base in northern Israel, he said Israeli intelligence officers were "boiling mad and demanding answers" as to whether Israel's military would continue its current intelligence-sharing agreement with the US.

Jay Farquharson said...


jimbrown said...

These are the same people who gave PASS to HRC.

Jay Farquharson said...

Gonna stick with Trump to the bitter end just like you did with Bush II, then pretend you never heard of him?


fred lapides said...

HillRy never betrayed anally to our big enemy

fred lapides said...

When news is bad for the Trump gang, THIS IS HOW THEY HANDLE IT

Jay Farquharson said...

Yup, weasels weaselwording it,

Meanwhile the Gillibillies just go into avoidance mode, and stick to trolling the NORK and other stories.

And, it's only Tuesday.

Chase jones said...

Yep losers ^ lol

Anonymous said...

Trump is, in the long run (months?) a sideshow for the real action in Congress. Removing health care as a citizen's right and transferring enormous wealth to the folks who bought and paid for these elected officials is the real agenda. Whether Trump stays or goes will only mean a different time frame for these acts.

I live in a bright red state and district. Our Representative is in a safe seat. However, our Rep will not meet constituents at any public meeting! Scared of how mad people are on health care and Trump. Not a single town meeting since reelection. The Rep understands that the people who sent this person to Congress are angry about the Rep voting contrary to the vast majority of local public opinion.

Do you have democracy when your Rep knowingly votes against the will of the people?

Jay Farquharson said...

Email the nearest Dem Rep or Senator,

Some of them have started showing up to AWOL Republican town halls, or holding their own.

Email the last Dem Cantidate,

Give the local "Resist" or "Indivisable" org.

Jay Farquharson said...

Some of your time.

Anonymous said...

We would have to fly in a Democrat. That is how safe the seat and state are at present.

Rot in the state and local Democratic Party leadership has left an open field and no opposing voices.

Democratic Party solution? Elect the recent losers to run the party. No takers in the voting population.

When I visited the old East Bloc for work right after the wall came down, I found more intelligent discussion and political sophistication then I hear in my Congressional District or State today.


Jay Farquharson said...

Run for office,lot's are,

Bernie and a bunch will fly out for an invite BTW.

It's like here, the Dipper's a trainwreck, so once again, we "grass roots dippers" are once again organizing, with some sucess.

Big chunks of democracy are supposed to be "bottom up", if the bottom won't put down the Game Boy and get off the couch, you get, whats you get.

War News Updates Editor said...

The NDP should have won that BC election easily.

A heads up Jay on what is happening in Quebec. My Lib friends showed me some polls numbers for the province. The NDP vote has cratered and going to the Libs. Mind you the election is still 2 1/2 years away .... but I follow these things closely .... and I never seen NDP numbers this low. Jack Layton was loved by many Quebecers .... but he is gone. Justin Trudau's support ..... unfortunately .... is rock solid here. Also .... French Quebecers will never vote for Jagmeet Singh.

The Ontario Libs have lost the rural vote (Hydro One and the insane way that they calculate people's electrical bills has killed them).

Jay Farquharson said...

Dipper's can't win BC elections, province wide.

BC's Media blame the Dippers for minor corruption, ( Clark paid for his deck, Gordon made $122 million as Premier)

And slag them on economics.

It's like the US, every major, minor and medium recesssion has been Republican through and through since 1874,

You need to read driftglass, going back 20 years,

Media "sell" elections as a horse race, not on policy,

Then afterwards, they rngage in bothsiderism.

The 9 beheaded by ISIS Israeli deep cover agent's will be glad to know "but her emails" didn't get them killed.

Sadly, in a democracy, you sometimes have to vote for the lesser if two evils.

Purity trolls don't understand that.

Democracy often involves more than just a vote every 4 years.