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Published May 15, 2017 5:30 pm
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— Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador



By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post

"Washington • President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump's disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

"The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

"The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump's decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump's meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.

" 'This is code-word information,' said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump 'revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.'..."

— Trump gave Russia classified intelligence: what we know so far — Zack Beauchamp | Vox

— Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit — Jim Dalrymple II & Jason Leopold | BuzzFeed

— Trump Revealed Highly Classified Intelligence to Russia, in Break With Ally, Officials Say — Matthew Rosenberg and Eric Schmitt | The New York Times

 

 

 

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