Trump revealed highly classified info to Russian Federation

Trump revealed highly classified info to Russian Federation

The White House issued a furious denial near the end of a tumultuous day spent beating back potentially disastrous news reports from dawn to dusk. The United States provides Israel with some $4 billion of defense assistance annually, and the countries share intelligence and participate in joint military exercises. They said it was considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the USA government.

"I was in the room".

The paper - citing two people who read notes written by Comey - reported that when Comey met Trump the day after Flynn resigned, the president tried to halt any FBI investigation. At that point, the issue is fully joined: Did Trump obstruct justice by pressuring and then firing the FBI director investigating his administration - and then concocting a cover story and sending aides out to lie?

Comey had been overseeing investigations into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.

Republicans are by and large standing by the president, so there is little chance of impeachment proceedings being launched. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the reports "deeply disturbing" and said they could affect the willingness of US allies and partners to share intelligence with the U.S.

The official would not say which country's intelligence was divulged. The New York Times first reported that Israel was the source of the information.

The White House vigorously denied it all.

Becca Glover Watkins, a spokeswoman for Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., tells NPR's Geoff Bennett that the committee "has reached out to the White House to request additional information on recent reports about alleged dissemination of intelligence information".

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Washington remains in uproar over what President Trump did or didn't reveal to the Russians.

The disclosure also risks harming his credibility with USA partners around the world ahead of his first overseas trip.

When Trump fired Comey, he said he did so based on Comey's very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and how it affected his leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But the White House has provided differing accounts of the firing.

"We could reach a tipping point where members of Congress run from Trump", Conant said. An excerpt from an official transcript of the meeting reveals that Trump told them, "I get great intel". "I think national security is put at risk by this leak and leaks like this", he said. Comey created several memos of encounters with Trump to ensure that a record would exist of conversations he found odd or troubling, according to the person.

Later Tuesday, in a briefing with reporters on the President's upcoming foreign trip, McMaster stood by his Monday comments but seemingly nodded to the fact Trump had disclosed information.

US officials said the National Security Council continues to prepare multi-page briefings for Trump to guide him through conversations with foreign leaders but that he's insisted that the guidance be distilled to a single page of bullet points, and often ignores those. Explaining why white areas were viewable through the crowds, Spicer added: "This was the first time in our nation's history that floor coverings have been used to protect the grass on the Mall". Even sharing limited amounts of intelligence about terrorist targets with Russian Federation, in Syria for example, has been the source of major controversy in the past. But the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matt Olsen, told ABC that the president's actions were inappropriate.

Trump's monumental breach of security may have compromised a "U.S. intelligence partner", that was providing information to the government as part of a highly sensitive arrangement, according to several sources who spoke to the Washington Post, which exposed the incident in a report on Monday.

President Trump is responding to the backlash against the allegations that he shared "highly classified" information with the Russians by saying he had "the absolute right to do" so.

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