On Monday, intelligence sources told The Washington Post that Trump had revealed information about an operation against IS when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right in photo) visited the White House. Ron Dermer, the Israelli ambassador to the United States, said in a statement that Israel "has full confidence in our in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump". "They can marry President Trump's comments with their own intelligence, and intelligence from their allies".
The officer went on to say they "would not trust a partner who shared intelligence" without telling them first.
Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump has come under attack over the alleged incident other than "political schizophrenia", according to the Russian Interfax news agency.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told Bloomberg the White House must reverse the "downward spiral" it's in. We heard today from the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who says Republicans are not concerned with the president's handling of classified information. The information allegedly came from a key USA ally, the name of which has not been made public.
McMaster, appearing before reporters at the White House, said the inaccurate report accusing the president of compromising American security appeared based on leaked classified information that was not discussed with Moscow officials during the May 10 Oval Office meeting.
The officials who revealed the information to the New York Times also said that Israel had previously warned the U.S.to handle the information with care to protect the source of the highly sensitive intelligence about the Islamic State.
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Donald Trump - President Rex Tillerson - Secretary of State H.R. McMaster - National Security Adviser Dina Powell - Deputy National Security Adviser Missing? The sensitivity is heightened because the Russians share information closely with the Syrian regime.
The White House has scrambled to respond to the intelligence scandal, at first denying the story, then arguing that it was "wholly appropriate" for Trump to discuss the information with the Russians.
Trump has frequently said he wants to improve United States relations with Moscow, damaged by years of disagreement over Russia's role in Ukraine and its backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "At no time, at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known".
He has openly questioned the competency of intelligence officials and challenged their high-confidence assessment that Russian Federation meddled in last year's presidential election to help him win.
Speaking at a press conferenc in Sochi, Russia, Putin said the transcript could be provided if the White House agreed.
The country supplying the intelligence to the United States was identified in the Post story only as "an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State".
Pompeo is set to brief the lawmakers later in the day, after they returned from their one-week recess, according to a source familiar with the briefing.