In a meeting last week, President Donald Trump allegedly disclosed highly confidential information to the Russian foreign minister, exposing a critical Islamic State's intelligence source. However, the White House has issued a statement that has denied the disclosure of sensitive information.
President Donald Trump reportedly publicized highly confidential information, revealing intelligence sources in the Islamic State. According to Washington Post, it was in a White House meeting with Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey I. Kislyak that the President Trump revealed information that United States had received from a partner.
Notably, the information disclosed was highly confidential and considering the sensitivity of the information, it was also not shared inside the U.S government too, officials have said. Moreover, after President Trump revealed more information than he should have, the White House officials had to take several damage control measures like calling the National Security Agency as well as the CIA.
Additionally, the partner who shared the information had not given consent regarding sharing the information as it might pose danger for a partner who can access the inner workings of the Islamic State. So, this sharing of information without consent is a breach of surveillance protocol, which can also lead to damaged intelligence relations.
In related news it has been said that, the White House has issued a statement denying the reports that President Trump has disclosed sensitive information, Independent reported. HR McMaster, the National Security Advisor of Trump administration has said that he was himself present in the meeting and no intelligence report has been disclosed by President Donald Trump.
However, McMaster did not answer questions after the announcement and neither CIA nor NSA shared their comments on the matter. It is worth mentioning here that the meeting of President Trump and the Russian foreign minister and ambassador saw both discussing about the threats arising from terrorist organizations.