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Senators Toomey, Casey react to report Trump shared classified info with Russians

Senators Toomey, Casey react to report Trump shared classified info with Russians

"This is really concerning that he doesn't understand that certain information you don't share with Russian Federation".

The disclosure put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the disclosure on Monday. He was then asked about four claims in the story: that Trump had shared classified information, that he had revealed the city where the crucial intelligence was obtained, that the information he shared came from a USA intelligence partner, and that Bossert had subsequently contacted the CIA and NSA.

In a later tweet, Trump took aim at "LEAKERS in the intelligence community", a frequent target of his months-old administration.

National security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster reaffirmed his comments on Tuesday that whatever Mr. Trump shared with Russian officials, it was "wholly appropriate" for him to do so.

Republicans in Congress barely had time to get their footing Monday, as another wild development, this time reports that President Donald Trump had revealed sensitive intelligence to Russia's foreign minister and USA ambassador, swept the Capitol. The premise of the story, he said, was that the conversation with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was inappropriate or affected national security.

The No. 2 Democrat in the House says Mr. Trump's presidency is "dangerous". "Firing an Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is investigating the president's campaign, disclosing classified information to a country that wishes us harm and just finished undermining the integrity of our elections".

Intelligence experts have warned that Trump's disclosure of sensitive information to Russian officials could make allies cautious when sharing intelligence with the U.S. When pressed about whether that intelligence was a specific city in the Middle East, McMaster said that whatever Trump may have said was "nothing that you would not know from open-source reporting in terms of a source of concern". It was based on information from current and former US officials.

President Trump may not have violated a law in revealing or discussing classified information, a former senior national security lawyer told NBC News.

A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.

Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea
In his inaugural address, he promised to "negotiate sincerely" with the US and China to resolve the issue. He had said that he looked forward to working with Moon to further strengthen the strategic partnership.

Reports Wednesday indicated some of the information came from Israel.

No United States media were invited in for the meeting, but a photographer from TASS, the Russian state media organization, was in the room for at least part of the meeting.

"So we're going to have a lot of great success over the next coming years and we want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible and that's one of the attractive things that's happening with Turkey", he said.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, whose Miami-area district went for Hillary Clinton in 2016, compared Trump's actions to Clinton - whom Republicans lambasted during the campaign for keeping classified information on her personal email server. His tweets came minutes after a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry described the reports in a post on Facebook as "yet another fake".

The disclosures late on Monday roiled the administration as it struggled to move past the backlash over Trump's abrupt firing on May 9 of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Reports surfaced in early April that USA officials had detected the plot over the course of several months, and passengers flying into the U.S. from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa were promptly banned from carrying their laptops on board.

From the very beginning of the Trump presidency, his administration has been hit by a series of leaks.

Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker were among the Republicans calling the news troubling or worrisome.

Trump "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies", the newspaper said, adding that following this, United States officials have gone into damage-control mode. "I have people brief me on great intel every day", he said.

Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta called Trump a "loose cannon" Tuesday morning in an appearance on CNN.

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