According to The Washington Post, referencing representatives of the U.S. administration, U.S. President Donald Trump could have shared top secret information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak during talks at the White House last week.
They insist that “Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State”.
During the meeting the president violated the protocol and began to talk details about a new threat from the ISIS associated with the use of laptops on air flights.
“I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” Trump said to Lavrov and Kislyak.
He discussed with the Russians the data on the ISIS, which the United States received from one of its key partners.
According to one of the U.S. officials, Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
The source noted that the information that Trump disclosed to the Russian side “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.”
“If that partner learned we’d given this to Russia without their knowledge or asking first, that is a blow to that relationship,” the U.S. official said.