A European intelligence official is reportedly warning that his country may stop sharing information with the U.S. after reports that President Trump revealed highly classified intel to Russian officials.
The official said sharing information “could be a risk for our sources,” The Associated Press reported.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump revealed highly classified intelligence information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador while meeting with them last week in the Oval Office.
Trump reportedly revealed “code-word information” related to threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that had been provided by a U.S. ally.One U.S. official told the newspaper that the information was so sensitive it had not been provided to U.S. allies.
Trump discussed the information, according to the report, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office during a meeting last Wednesday — a day after he fired FBI Director James Comey.
The White House on Monday evening pushed back on the reports. Speaking outside the White House, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said: “The story that came out tonight, as reported, is false.”
Trump on Tuesday tweeted that as president, he wanted to share facts with Russia related to “terrorism and airline flight safety,” which he said he had the “absolute right to do.”