"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 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 seems to go by old saying "keep friends away and enemies closer"
Technically, wouldn't this be Trump team collusion with the Russian government?
But hey, he's POTUS and as such can declassify and reveal whatever Intel he wants.
well, there was a single journalist in the room at the time o' the meeting, so perhaps we could ask him what actual happened.
'course he is a russian photographer working for russian state-run media. no american journalist were allowed in the room.
who coulda' possible seen this kinda thing happening? with numerous wh leaks and accusations o' collusion 'tween the trump campaign and the russians, is utter shocking such a meeting, at this time, might result in bad press for the wh.
HA! Good Fun!
Edited by Gromnir, 15 May 2017 - 03:35 PM.