Washington D.C. (PPN) – President Trump admitted to revealing highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, according to the Washington Post.
Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State during the meeting that was held in the White House.
The President welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak the day after he terminated FBI Director Comey. During the meeting, Trump began to talk off topic and went into details of an Islamic State terrorist threat.
White House officials involved in the meeting said Trump discussed only shared concerns about terrorism, sources say.
McMaster reiterated his statement in a subsequent appearance at the White House on Monday and described the Washington Post story as “false,” but did not take any questions.
Fake news is something that’s becoming common from this cabinet, as if they’re using it as a scapegoat.
“It is all kind of shocking,” said a former senior U.S. official who is close to current administration officials. “Trump seems to be very reckless and doesn’t grasp the gravity of the things he’s dealing with, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. And it’s all clouded because of this problem he has with Russia.