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.
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