L.A. Times: Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State with Russians, reports say
The White House lurched into a new crisis Monday over reports that President Trump had shared highly classified intelligence last week with visiting Russian officials in the Oval Office.
In the meeting with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, Trump discussed threats from Islamic State involving laptops taken aboard airliners, intelligence that had been provided by a U.S. ally on the condition that it not be shared, the Washington Post reported.
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WNU Editor: Anonymous sources tell a Washington Post reporter that President Trump shared intel with Russia. Washington Post posts it (behind a paywall) .... and the usual suspects .... main stream media/Democrats/never Trumpers in the Republican party/etc. go into meltdown mode. Director of National Intelligence who was present in the meeting goes out and meets the press and categorically denies it .... calling it a fake news story (see above 3rd video). Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and US Secretary of State Tillerson who were also at the meeting have also come out and are denying this story. The Washington Post reporter Greg Miller (above 2nd video) admits that his sources who provided him this info did so because they believed that President Trump went too far in disclosing what the U.S. knew .... but beyond that he is not offering any additional information. I also find it weird that he did not call the 3 U.S. officials besides President Trump who were in the room .... Director of National Security McMaster, Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and US Secretary of State Tillerson. So is there a story here .... according to the media there definitely is one .... and they are reporting it as such. Either way .... this is going to be the major story for the next few days. As for what are the Russians saying .... it is still early in Moscow, but RT has come out with this story .... White House refutes 'false' report Trump shared classified info with Russians (RT). On a personal note, I worked at ICAO (the UN's civil aviation organisation) from 1989 to 1994. There were always discussions on terror threats and their possible impact on civil aviation .... and I know for a fact that in today's ICAO this sharing of intel is even more detailed and ongoing. Did President Trump share details with the Russians on civil aviation plots as the Washington Post is alleging .... I do not know .... but I do know that if the U.S. does have this intel, it will eventually be disseminated to ICAO's member states according to treaty obligations and security agreements.
More News On Reports That President Trump Shared Classified Intelligence About Islamic State Threats With The Russians
Trump Revealed Highly Classified Intelligence to Russia, in Break With Ally, Officials Say -- New York Times
Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office: officials -- Reuters
Report: Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians -- AP
Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians -- CNN
Donald Trump 'shared highly classified information with Russian officials' -- The Guardian
Trump revealed classified info to Russian officials, Washington Post reports -- DW
Donald Trump 'revealed highly classified information' to Russian officials in Oval Office -- The Independent
Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit -- NPR
Trump 'shared classified information with Russia' -- BBC
Behind the Scenes as Another Crisis Hits the Trump White House -- NBC
Ex-intelligence leaders: ‘Nightmare’ if Trump leaked to Russia -- Politico
Trump gave Russia classified intelligence: what we know so far -- VOX
Analysis: Trump intel sharing likely to leave allies anxious -- AP