Trump Allegedly Shared Classified Info with Russia

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    Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office -officials

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    By Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle
    ReutersMay 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump's short tenure in office.

    The intelligence, shared at a meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, was supplied by a U.S. ally in the fight against the militant group, both officials with knowledge of the situation said.

    The White House declared the allegations, first reported by the Washington Post, incorrect.

    "The story that came out tonight as reported is false," H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, told reporters at the White House, adding that the leaders reviewed a range of common threats including to civil aviation.

    "At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. The president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known...I was in the room. It didn't happen," he said.

    Russia's foreign ministry said reports that Trump had revealed highly classified information were "fake", according to the Interfax news agency.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-re...russians-oval-office-officials-003550483.html

    TBH I don't buy it, seems like false news.
     
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    Well your own President had this to say about it...





    Whatever his intentions he did acknowledge, via his personal Twitter account, that he did share information with Russia. That contradicts early efforts by the White House PR staff to refute anything took place at all. The nature remains unclear but so far the reports have been shown accurate.

    I'd be as happy as anyone if this turned out not to be true as it meant the US intelligence community wouldn't have reservations about sharing intel provided by our assets with the POTUS, but when the President himself says he shared info, it's hard to call this fake or a media fabrication. He said something and knows he shouldn't have.
     
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    If with "secret info" you mean "bombs in battery of notebook" it was in open Russian sourses before this meeting (May, 11).
    But in this version it was american recces in Yemen, who captured documentation of terrorists.
     
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