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Trump's leak to Russians puts in jeopardy Israeli mole within Islamic State

18 May 2017, 12:35 | Ignacio Ramos

Trump's leak to Russians puts in jeopardy Israeli mole within Islamic State

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Israeli intelligence was a source for some of the information on ISIS bomb-making capabilities that President Donald Trump discussed with Russian diplomats, USA and diplomatic officials told CNN.

President Trump allegedly disclosed highly classified information about "terrorism and airline flight safety" while meeting foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and ambassador Sergei Kislyak last week.

The intervention came as Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the incident in a phone call, a spokesman said on Wednesday, as controversy brewed over the United States president's sharing of classified Israeli intelligence with Russian Federation. "If the USA administration deems it possible, we are ready to provide the Senate and Congress with the transcript of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump", Putin said at a press conference.

US National Security Advisor Lt General HR McMaster asserted that Trump's sharing of information with Russian Federation did not risk national security.

According to recent reports, President Donald Trump asked FBI director James Comey in February to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Officials in Washington have said that Trump disclosed to Lavrov highly classified information provided by Israeli intelligence about a planned terrorist operation by the Islamic State group extremist group. "The record [запись] is done by someone who is at the talks specifically for that objective", he said (link in Russian). A U.S. administration official confirmed on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel, which was initially reported by the New York Times.

She said the Relationship with The US "is the most important defense and security relationship that we have around the world". Others noted that Trump's action could signal to US allies, including Israel, that it was not safe to entrust secrets to the Trump administration.

On Wednesday, Yediot Acharonot cited an unnamed Israeli intelligence source as saying that Israel will have to reassess what information it shares with the United States and not hand over the most sensitive of it. Trump has admitted sharing security information, saying he had the "absolute right" to do so.

Trump told the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador in the Oval Office that the Islamic State had used stolen airport security equipment to test a bomb that could be hidden in electronic devices and slipped undetected into an airplane cabin, the officials said.

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