WAPO Reports President Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information to Russian Foreign Minister & Ambassador (Update: White House Denies Story)
IS THIS MORE FAKE NEWS FROM THE WAPO?
When are these leaked stories going to stop? Now the WAPO is reporting that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week. According to the WAPO, this was according to current and former U.S. officials.
President 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 Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The information the president 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 Trump’s decision to do so endangers 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 the 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.”
The White House and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster deny the news story. McMaster stated that the news story was “false”. This is becoming ridiculous and dangerous what the liberal MSM and former Obama operatives and current government bureaucrats are doing who hate Trump. Never in all my years have I seen such an effort to undo the will of the people and an election.
LT. GEN. H.R. McMASTER, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: I have a brief statement for the record. There is nothing that the president takes more seriously than the security of the American people. The story that came out tonight as reported is false. The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation.
At no time, at no time, where intelligent sources or methods discussed. And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. Two other senior officials who were present, including the Secretary of the State, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on the record accounts should outweigh anonymous sources. I was in the room. It didn’t happen.