But Her Emails.
During that weird Russia visit to the White House last week right after Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the President revealed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The unnamed current and former U.S. officials who spoke to reporters said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
From the Washington Post:
The information the president 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 Trump’s decision to do so endangers 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 the 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.”
McMaster did not take questions https://t.co/sqPeDb27S4— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 15, 2017
Hillary Clinton's spokesman: https://t.co/Swo24MCurs— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 15, 2017
candidate invites hacking— Tim 🇺🇸 Dickinson (@7im) May 15, 2017
candidate lauds hacking
POTUS fires hacking investigator
POTUS gives hackers crown-jewel intel
Calling it fake news .. of course. https://t.co/GPKYKgmZVC— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 15, 2017
WAPO never said he did https://t.co/EDdNmSnm0h— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) May 15, 2017
President Trump’s disclosure could jeopardize a crucial intelligence-sharing relationship https://t.co/lRkPWXojEF— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 15, 2017
Traffic alert: the streets of Manhattan are flooded with Counterterrorism Analysts flocking to cable news studios.— Andrew Bard Epstein (@andEps) May 15, 2017
Press waiting outside Spicer's office to ask him about WashPo story that Trump divulged classified intel to Russian officials. pic.twitter.com/sRHAisuK3a— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) May 15, 2017
Top House Oversight & Judiciary Democrats: "President Trump ... may have sunk to a dangerous new low." pic.twitter.com/SoI68ZcoY9— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 15, 2017
A stunning four-day period:— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) May 15, 2017
Tues: Fires Comey
Wed: Reportedly shares classified info w Russians
Thur: Lester Holt intvw
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it's true Congressional Rs have been remarkably solid behind President Trump. but ground that's been softening can give way unexpectedly— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 15, 2017
Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, called the story "false."— NPR (@NPR) May 15, 2017
Ex-CIA officer to me on WaPo bombshell: "Whoever gave us the intel won't next time."— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) May 15, 2017
Reminder, this would have happened the day after Trump fired Comey https://t.co/fu6wj03Hs5— Dafna Linzer (@DafnaLinzer) May 15, 2017