The word used by intelligence official is “reckless”. It’s pointed out what Trump did is technically legal but it’s endangered our allies’ intelligence assets and damaged our war against ISIS. Note: Intel leaked this AFTER time WH could address this at a presser today. They can’t try to spin it until tomorrow.
This is unsustainable and unsupportable. This HAS to put pressure on Congressional Republicans. Please go to WP and read entire piece:
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.
The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.
“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
My first comment, after jaw dropped off floor, is if this were Hillary Clinton she’d be gone from office within the hour.