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Report: Israel provided US with information Trump shared with Russian officialsAccording to the New York Times, the sensitive information that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly disclosed to Russian officials was provided to the U.S. by Israel. Yesterday evening, Trump’s National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster stated that the information Trump revealed during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was not confidential.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday evening that Israel was the country that provided the U.S. with the classified information that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly shared with Russian officials. The American newspaper cited “a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information.”
According to the source, Israel warned the U.S. in the past about sharing the intelligence information that Trump disclosed. Trump himself defended his actions today on Twitter, saying that he has “the absolute right” to share information with Russia. Trump added that the information he shared was about terrorism, airline flight safety and humanitarian issues. The U.S. president said that he hopes Russia will “greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
Israeli sources declined to comment on the report. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said in a statement: “Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump.”
As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017
Yesterday evening, Trump’s National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster stated that the information Trump revealed during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was not confidential. “At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known,” McMaster stated. “I was in the room, it didn’t happen.”
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