Washington, DC. America has imploded, after President Donald Trump admitted he shared classified information with Russian government officials. On the endless saga of Russian connections continues with no end in sight.
US President Donald Trump has admitted that he shared information on terrorism with Russia, asserting he has an “absolute right” to do so.
There have been multiple reports alleging that Trump had revealed “highly classified” details about a threat from ISIS during a meeting last week with the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Reporters tried to capitalize by reporting Middle Eastern allies are now at physical and political risk from the Trump leak, claiming few in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia or Jordan will appreciate Russia knowing their secrets, or the US leader’s willingness to share them.
The Trump administration White House immediately went into damage control mode stating the president is allowed to declassify and share classified information at any time he chooses.
“As president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled White House meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety,” Trump wrote. “Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against Isis and terrorism.” This was Trump’s explanation of the information transfer.
General HR McMasters, Trump’s national security adviser, said the president and Russian foreign minister “reviewed common threats from terrorist organisations to include threats to aviation”.
“At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly,” McMaster said in a statement. Later at the White House, McMaster added to his statement by saying: “I was in the room. It didn’t happen.”
Meanwhile, the American main stream media continues to hound and paralyze the Trump administration with endless stories of imaginary Russia agents everywhere in US government and somehow affecting everything.