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16 May, 2017, 10:07
At the time, CNN agreed to withhold key details, including the name of the city where the threat was detected, at the request of U.S. government officials, who were concerned that if it was revealed, it could also reveal intelligence sources and methods.
One former intelligence official is anxious President Donald Trump is out of control in the wake of a report that suggested he shared classified information with two Russian officials.
According to the Post, Trump described details to Lavrov and Kislyak about how ISIS hopes to use laptop computers as bombs on planes.
" 'This is code-word information, ' said a US official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies".
Top administration officials are denying a report that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week.
"During President Trump's meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism".
"At no time were intelligence sources or methods were discussed, and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known", he said.
Washington Post reporter Greg Miller, who co-wrote the story, accused the White House of "playing word games" in an interview with CNN.
The Post story - which was later confirmed by The New York Times and BuzzFeed News - does not claim that Trump revealed any specific information about how the intelligence was gathered. He's questioned the competence of intelligence officials, challenged their assessment that Russian Federation meddled in last year's election to help him win, and accused them of leaking information about him and his associates.
"It is all kind of shocking", a former senior US official, who is close to current administration officials, told the WashingtonPost. The WashingtonPost is reporting that Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week.
Speaking of irony, Trump's 2016 tweet quoted Comey-and doesn't look great in hindsight. By doing so, Trump jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group.
Since Trump's reveal to Russian Federation, the White House has been trying to fix the situation by contacting the CIA and the National Security Agency.
Reaction from Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees was full-throated.
The story prompted Sen.
- Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) May 15, 2017Heinrich cited a February photo which allegedly showed a key to classified information sitting on Trump's desk. Mark Warner, D-Va., wrote on Twitter around 6 p.m.
"Risking sources and methods is inexcusable, particularly with the Russians", Sen.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a member of the panel, said the report was of the "gravest possible concern".
"If the report is true, it is very disturbing", Schumer said.
For Trump's already tired allies in Congress, the latest crisis brought more headaches and demanded yet more explanation from an administration that is struggling to leave its legislative mark. That's the dilemma. He's going to be called upon to make decisions about how we fight our enemies, so you don't want to withhold information from the President of the United States.
The Trump White House has returned to crisis mode as it reacts to yet another bombshell.
He said he would have more to say when he knows more about the news report.
It was unclear precisely where they were coming from or what they were - but after a reporter tweeted about the noise, White House staffers quickly turned up the volume on the office television, blaring a newscast loudly enough to drown out any other potential noise. "But the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think -- it creates a worrisome environment".
Valdez's brother Rafael said the reporter had been "very happy" in recent days and had not indicated that he had received threats. His death makes him the fifth reporter to be killed in Mexico in the past three months.
A tour began at the famous Staples Center arena, the downtown home of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA team. Paris , which last staged the Olympics in 1924, failed in bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Games.
Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a necropolis containing at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley city of Minya. Along with the mummies , several antiquities were also discovered, including papyrus and animal coffins.
State media reported that digital payment systems at some gas stations were offline, forcing customers to pay cash. In contrast to reports from several European security firms, a researcher at the Tripwire company on the U.S.
Since tournament moved to TPC Sawgrass in 1982, the best opening round by a defending champion is 68 by Craig Perks in 2003. The 12th hole was certainly more appealing this year than the blind second shot it used to present.
Warriors will try to close out the best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series in game four on Monday in Salt Lake City . At the start of the second half Hayward knocked down a three, the Jazz got some stops and makes, but could never pull away.
The discussion on such topic came "very timely, unfortunately", Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan noted at the meeting. In concrete terms, the ministers mandated experts to continue their work on assessing the nature of the threat.
Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks
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Saracens claim back-to-back European Champions Cup titles
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Happ homers in MLB debut, Cardinals beat Cubs 5-3
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Alonso's engine fails in practice for Barcelona GP
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Army chief dismiss claims to resume CASO in Kashmir
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