In an extraordinary turn of events, the Washington Post just reported that president Trump revealed highly classified intelligence information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador while meeting with them last week at the White House.
“Trump relayed information from a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” current and former U.S. officials told the Post.
The bombshell revelation was reported by a U.S. partner through an intelligence sharing arrangement. The partner did not give the United States permission to share the information with Russia.
Following the meeting, the White House contacted the CIA and National Security Agency to contain the damage, according to the Post. But it was too late. The Russians already capitalized on the information, the report says.
This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for updates.