Col. James Waurishuk If there is a ‘mole hunt’ the reason will be because U.S. officials leaked the intelligence information to the press
18 May, 2017, 01:20
If that's not chilling enough, there is the distinct possibility the Russians may have a complete transcript of what Trump said, since their state-owned news agency, Tass, was allowed to remain in the room when US news media was barred. At first, the White House pinned the decision on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who'd written a scathing memo about Comey's handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton's use of email.
Vice President Mike Pence insisted that national security adviser Mike Flynn had not discussed Obama-era Russian sanctions when he and Kislyak spoke during Trump's transition to power.
But White House officials were left red-faced after photos of the smiling pair were released by Russian media over Twitter.
But many in the counter-terrorism community say what the President did was a mistake.
U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have voiced astonishment at the allegations and demanded a full explanation from the White House. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader and a stalwart supporter of Mr. Trump, said in a television interview Tuesday that he "would like a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things".
Trump could not have divulged sensitive intelligence sources and methods because he had not been briefed on them, McMaster said, adding that the president "wasn't even aware of where this information came from". Corker called what's happening in the White House a "downward spiral".
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters outside the White House that the "story that came out tonight, as reported, is false".
The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation, McMaster said.
Putin jokingly said of Lavrov, "I will have to reprimand him because he shared these secrets neither with me nor with the Russian secret services which is very inappropriate on his part".
"I don't have information I'm at liberty to share", Freeland said.
The reversal in posture from the White House Tuesday induced whiplash in a now-familiar way: Officials went from uncategorically denying the content of Monday night's Washington Post report to essentially admitting its validity but pooh-poohing its relevance. "The idea that this is Kumbaya, even between Britain and the USA, or Canada and the US, is incorrect", said Ms. Kayyem.
As president, Mr. Trump occupies a unique position with respect to classified information. "Revealing classified information at this level is extremely unsafe and puts at risk the lives of Americans and those who gather intelligence for our country". The partner did not give the United States permission to share the information with Russian Federation, the Post said. If the President comes to a considered judgment that something should be revealed, it is "his call to make, constitutionally". Russian Federation has one of the most sophisticated intelligence-gathering systems in the world and could conceivably trace the information back to its source in the field. As the group grew to more than 20 people, press aides walked silently by as journalists asked for more information.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday the government has confidence in its relationship with the United States, and will continue to share intelligence with Britain's most important defense and security ally. Only a Russian Foreign Ministry photographer was allowed in to document the meeting; no US media were allowed.
However, the release notes say only, "iOS 10.3.2 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad". He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more unusual that he should support Stockport County.
Kim said he drew inspiration from Choi, who still leads all South Korean players with eight career PGA Tour victories. His bogey-free 69 at Sawgrass saw him finish at 10-under - three shots clear of Ian Poulter and Louis Oosthuizen .
An IR blaster can be found on the very top of the Redmi 4 , and this phone also offers 4G LTE connectivity . On the software front, the device runs on Android Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 8 out-of-the-box.
Thiem again showed impressive poise to battle back from two match points down at 3-5 to force Nadal to serve out for the title. Things are going very well and I'm very happy, " Nadal was quoted as saying by the tournament's website".
The company announced a new computer-vision platform, Google Lens, which could give our smartphone cameras even more power. Google is also planning a slimmed down version of Android for low-end phones, primarily used in the developing world.
The clash erupted over preparations for President Trump's visit to the Kotel, which Netanyahu had asked to join. But even before Trump sets foot in the Holy Land, he appears to have been tripped-up by his advance team.
Under Tesla, SolarCity has slowed installations and focused on the most profitable projects that generate cash upfront. Something tells us whatever company Rive starts will once again end up being generously subsidized by taxpayers.
It was one of the worst atmospheres I've been in after the game [West Ham] in the changing room, everyone was so disappointed. But they will still end the season without a trophy, having also been beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals last month.
The climber then stepped one foot off the beam and held on to the cable with one hand as his body hung over the bridge. Locati said the bridge's security system was "not created to protect thrill-seekers from harming themselves".
As a player, I've given everything and I love Manchester as a city and I've had my best moments as a player here at the club. Guardiola was speaking at a press conference to preview Tuesday's final home game of the campaign against West Brom .
S&P, Dow Set for Worst Day in 8 Months on Trump Turmoil
In April, the yen had firmed to the low 108 yen-range against the dollar, but temporarily softened on speculation that the U.S. Expectations of a rate increase in June fell to 74 percent compared to 84 percent last week, according to the CME Fedwatch.
Qualcomm sues four Apple contract manufacturers
Qualcomm's shares were marginally lower at $55.82 in midday trading, while Apple's shares fell 2.3 percent to $151.85. The case underscores the influence Apple wields over the companies that make its products and parts for them.
Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10
Microsoft's also looking to make headway into the retail space with its first-ever Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers . Now, Microsoft has announced that Apple's program is indeed coming to the Windows Store by the end of the year.
NYC event designer, 2 kids disappear in plane off Bahamas
It was en route from Puerto Rico and never made it to its destination of Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida. The passengers on board the plane were identified as Jennifer Blumin, 40, of NY , and her 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons.
Instagram now offers Snapchat-style Face Filters
Starting on Tuesday, users of the social media app will be able to select one of eight filters to enhance their posts. All of this is available in the latest Instagram release, which is available now on Android and iOS .