Israel Provided US With Intelligence Trump Shared With Russian Officials


The Senate intelligence committee wants to be briefed by White House officials who were in the room when President Donald Trump met with Russian officials and apparently disclosed classified information.

"Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS and terrorism", Trump tweeted.

Trump has endured a week of tumult at the White House after he fired the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The Russian foreign ministry, too, deemed "fake" reports that Trump had revealed classified information about a planned Daesh operation to Russia's foreign minister, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.

Today's pushback from Mr Trump comes after a Washington Post report, later confirmed by other media outlets, said he jeopardised a critical intelligence source by disclosing information that had been regarded as highly secret, even inside the U.S. government.

The officials said the information had been supplied by a United States ally in the fight against the militant group.

Trump and Netanyahu talked for about 20 minutes shortly after Trump's meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, senior officials told Haaretz.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he would not comment on the reports.

But his ties with Russian Federation have clouded the early months of his presidency.

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But Opposition Democratic party and several lawmakers from Trump's own Republican party expressed concern over the episode.

Both National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell have said they were present for the meeting, during which Trump reportedly exposed extremely sensitive classified information.

The continuous flow of US intelligence leaks for publication by major media that appear to be targeting President Donald Trump and his administration are risking national security, current and former USA officials say.

Thus far, Trump denies that he gave Russian Federation any intelligence that was classified.

He added that he initially laughed at reports that Russian Federation allegedly interfered in last year's USA election, but now he's concerned.

Mr Comey, who as FBI director was leading an investigation into links between the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation, was sacked by Mr Trump last week.

Trump is about to set off on an eight-day, five-country trip in his first foreign venture as president where he will have countless conversations with foreign leaders.

The White House refused to comment on the report.

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"They either don't understand that they are harming their country - which makes them just dumb - or they understand, which makes them unsafe and dirty". "I have been asking director Comey and others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the leakers in the intelligence community", Trump said.

Trump tried to explain what he said in two crack-of-dawn tweets Tuesday.

The revelation also prompted cries of hypocrisy.

According to AP, Mr Trump boasted about his access to classified intelligence during the meeting with Mr Lavrov.

McMaster has previously said Trump and Lavrov "reviewed common threats from terrorist organisations to include threats to aviation".

"Decisions about what President Trump discusses with anybody in the White House is a matter for President Trump", May said.

What has been the White House's explanation?

That typically refers to reporting that's publicly available, such as news accounts, academic reports or social media.

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