One day after release of FBI Director James B. Komi, Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisljak – a key figure in previous controversies with Russia – in the Oval Office and began describing details of the terrorist threat from Islamic State on using laptops on planes .
US President Donald Trump revealed visokoklasificirani information to the Russian Foreign Minister and the Russian Ambassador at the meeting at the White House last week, according to current and former US officials, who say the disclosures Trump threatened a key source of intelligence on Islamic state. The information conveyed Trump were provided by US partner through an arrangement for the exchange of intelligence information considered so sensitive that the details were hidden from the Allies and were very limited even within the US government, officials said. Partner not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, officials said Trump’s decision to do so risking cooperation with an ally who has access to the internal affairs of the Islamic state.
Following a meeting of Trump, senior White House officials have taken steps to prevent the damage, and contact the CIA and National Security Agency.
“This information is encrypted,” said a US official familiar with the case, using a vocabulary of one of the highest levels of classified used by US intelligence agencies. Trump “has revealed more information than the Russian ambassador shared with our allies.”
The discovery comes after Trump faces increasing legal and political pressure on several fronts related to Russia. Last week he fired FBI Director James B. Komi in the wake of the investigation of the Bureau of links between campaign Trump and Moscow.
One day after the dismissal of Komi, Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisljak – a key figure in previous controversies with Russia – in the Oval Office. At the meeting, officials say, Trump came out of the script and began describing details of the terrorist threat from Islamic State about using laptops in planes.
The CIA declined to comment, the National Security Agency did not respond to requests for comment.