"It's alarming if President Trump is exposing highly sensitive classified info to adversary".
The president's tweets came after denials about the story from top White House officials.
Trump himself claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russian Federation, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so.
Trump wrote that he was motivated by "humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism".
The national security adviser pointedly did not deny central aspects of The Post's reporting - that US officials were alarmed that Trump had divulged "aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of" an allied nation, which had not given permission for its intelligence to be shared with Russian Federation, and "revealed the city in the Islamic State's territory where the USA intelligence partner detected the threat", which could help Russian Federation identify the source of the intelligence and possibly disrupt it in support of the Syrian government.
The White House's botched handling of Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the bureau's Russian Federation probe, and the president's own volatile statements about his actions are also likely to raise questions among allies about the USA leader's standing. Sergey Kislyak last Wednesday, even though Russian Federation is not a partner in the intelligence-sharing arrangement from which the information originated.
The Post, citing unnamed officials, said Trump went off script during the meeting, describing details about an Islamic State terror threat related to the use of laptop computers on airplanes, revealing the city where the information was gathered.
The New York Times and BuzzFeed News published similar reports later Monday.
This handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows President Donald Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He said that during that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.
As the Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake pointed out, McMaster's statement focused on denying things that The Post had not reported - that Trump had discussed intelligence sources or methods directly with the Russians or had disclosed military operations that were not already publicly known.
Shortly the story broke Monday night, McMaster addressed reporters, saying "I was in the room. It didn't happen", added McMaster. But it was an attempt at saying the story was false, and Trump isn't following that line.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said it would "be very troubling" if Trump shared sensitive information with the Russians, and said the Senate Intelligence Committee "should be briefed on this important issue immediately".
"The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation", McMaster said.
The Post cited unnamed current and former US officials with knowledge of the exchange, who said they recognized that it jeopardized intelligence capabilities.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also disputed the report. Western allies, including Britain and Germany, have also been wary of Trump's warmness toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was kicked out of the summit of leading economic powers after Moscow's annexation of territory from Ukraine.
On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans alike expressed concern. Sen. Chris Murphy and Oregon Sen.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information and use of a private email server while secretary of state were key points of criticism by Trump and the GOP during last year's campaign.
In a shock twist, the information reportedly came from a United States ally who had not authorized Washington to share it with Moscow, a potential blow to intelligence relationships based on trust that secrets will be kept.
The intelligence disclosed was held by the United States at one of the highest classification levels that would typically prevent it from being shared even with allies, according to the Post.
The foreign minister blamed the Obama administration for the poor relations between the USA and Russian Federation . Trump has shown that he wants to establish constructive and productive relations with Russian Federation ".
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The ransomware locks down computers and has been demanding payments of $US300 ($AU406) to $US600 ($AU812) to restore access. Government agencies and universities were among those hit as well as petrol stations, ATMs and hospitals, it said.
It is unclear whether Kerr will stay in the locker room during the game, or possibly be somewhere else within Oracle Arena. Brown will continue as acting coach but said Kerr has joined the coaching staff for early meetings the past few days.
The WHO, saying that the virus is "here to stay", urged everyone to keep fighting the battle against the disease. Officials recorded 95% fewer cases between January and April than during the same period past year .
Cosby , in the days leading up to his sexual assault trial, is talking publicly about his home life with his wife, Camille. He also said he believed the many sex assault allegations lodged against him were made in effort to sway public opinion.
When other officers arrived at the Gum Springs Road home, they saw the two bodies outside, Sadler said. The state police said investigators suspect those two bodies are connected to the disturbance call.
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The fact that the party won only 32% in the local elections would seem to raise questions about its ability to repeat that feat. Scottish Conservatives even have their first ever councillor in the Western Isles.
In a bid to keep AJL afloat, the Congress party gave the company unsecured, interest-free loans for some years up to 2010. But, as the company has not even approached the assessing officer, it should submit documents before the department.
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Green had participated in the arrest of two men Friday night who were suspected of conducting a drug deal inside a auto . An East Liverpool Police officer overdosed after responding to a drug-related call Friday night, WKBN reported .
North Korea said that the impact of the attack on the North Korean leader would be not be visible for six to 12 months afterward. Pyongyang warned this week that US hostility had brought the region to the brink of nuclear war.
Kalispell Regional Medical Center tells MTN News that Madeline Connelly, 25, was brought to the hospital and has been released. Authorities in Flathead County are searching for a missing Arizona woman in an area where grizzly bears are known to inhabit.
Hundreds of NHS hospitals and clinics in the United Kingdom were infected, forcing them to send patients to other facilities. In total 47 NHS organisations reported being affected - and the disruption is continuing into the new working week.
Lionel Messi can only be stopped by "snipers from the stands", Quique Setien joked as Las Palmas prepare to host Barcelona . Back to the game for a minute, Barcelona opened the scoring with a team goal that is archetypal of their playing style.
The Kannur CPI (M) district secretariat condemned the incident and denied the allegation that its workers were involved in it. The BJP has called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Kannur district and adjoining Mahe on Saturday to protest the murder.
The Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to move to within a game of a place in the NBA's eastern conference finals. In the second quarter as Wall air-balled a floater and dipped to 1 for 7 from the floor, his second straight bad shooting start.
Mrs Lekhi said, AAP misled public and broke their trust and people of the national capital are fed-up with Delhi government. The AAP has dismissed his charges as a "conspiracy" by the BJP and accused the latter party of shooting from his shoulders.
Apart from this, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 is speculated to feature an improved camera module and water resistance capabilities. However, if the company does launch the device, then don't expect the 9.7 and 12.5 inch iPads to receive an upgrade alongside.
Flynn has become a major focus of several congressional investigations into Russian Federation and the election. But he added it was too soon to determine whether he would be willing to subpoena them from the White House.
More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2015, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The WHO said the outbreak affects an equatorial forest region in Bas-Uele province, bordering Central African Republic.
The hosts finally woke up, with Kamil Glik clearing Higuain's lob, and Danijel Subasic saving well from fellow Croatian Mandzukic. We can't take anything for granted because at this level you only need to make one mistake and you've let in a goal.
There's also a touch of rain in the area, but most of that is occurring to our south and west as a boundary lifts north. Meteorologist Dale Gilbert said parts of the Upstate will see showers around noon, but the rain picks up around 5 p.m.
Ginobili snuck behind Harden and blocked the last shot of the game saving the Spurs from another overtime and winning the game. Last night the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs played Game 5 of their second-round series.
Following the demonstration, AAP will present the evidence to the Election Commission to further investigate the matter. From all India Trinamool Congress's perspective, Mukul Roy demanded reintroduction of paper ballot system.