Israeli officials turn on Trump over Russian Federation reports

  • Israeli officials turn on Trump over Russian Federation reports

Israeli officials turn on Trump over Russian Federation reports

Trump's Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt will meet with Israel and Palestinian officials on Thursday to help finalize some of the specifics of Trump's visit, which will include an unprecedented visit by a serving U.S. president to the Western Wall, a speech at the Israel Museum, talks with Netanyahu, and a visit to Bethlehem where Trump will also meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Post added that the information was related to ISIS.

Meanwhile, two US intelligence officials told NBC News that many people inside the USA intelligence community dispute McMaster's characterization.

The bombshell Comey news came as the beleaguered administration was still struggling mightily to explain Monday's revelation that the president had disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and the country's ambassador to the United States. Such sharing could risk intelligence sources, the official said, speaking on condition that neither he nor his country be identified, because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Dermer had told the Times that Israel had "full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship ahead under President Trump". That means federal laws that criminalize the disclosure of classified secrets don't apply to him. Put another way, classified information becomes unclassified by default the moment the president chooses to disclose it.

Trump also allegedly asked Comey to stop investigating ties between his former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation - before Trump fired Comey. These include the Espionage Act and Identities Protection Act.

Also among those traveling with the president: his trusted aide Hope Hicks, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton, among others.

The newspaper alleged that, by sharing the information with a USA adversary, Trump had jeopardized a key intelligence source in the US-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

What nation will trust us with its secrets when those could well be compromised on a whim?

The fact that the secrets went to Russian Federation, an adversary of the US and many of its allies, was especially alarming.

The partner that provided the now-exposed information in an intelligence-sharing arrangement had not agreed to the United States passing the information to Russian Federation, it said. "To know that this intelligence is shared with others, without our prior knowledge?"

Trump's gesture was particularly important for Moscow given the spike in tensions following the US missile strike in April on a Syrian air force base that Washington said was a staging point for a chemical attack.

Russia, a top espionage concern for the US, is different.

And Russia's allies and partners include Syria, Iran, China and other American rivals.

"These people either don't understand that they are hurting their own country, and in that case they are just dumb". Justice Harry Blackmun, who wrote the opinion, said the executive's "authority to classify and control access to information bearing on national security. flows primarily from this constitutional investment of power in the President and exists quite apart from any explicit congressional grant".

Hannity accused reporters of seeking publicity for themselves through public combat with the White House.

Trump has made little apparent effort to cement those ties as illustrated most dramatically, but far from exclusively, by Comey's abrupt dismissal.

The care and handling of intelligence information is as much art as anything else. When the US this week released details about prisoner killings in Syria, it didn't outline exactly how it knew what it claimed to know.

However, the Russian leader revealed his growing impatience Wednesday with a stinging attack on Trump's critics.