Breaking news from Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post:
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.
Remember that meeting between the president and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov that no US press was allowed inside of? This is what happens when you allow that sort of thing. While it's not illegal for the president to discuss classified documents, that Trump is giving up intelligence provided by another country to a third party is scary stuff, especially when it - once again - circles back to Russia.
“It is all kind of shocking,” said a former senior U.S. official who is close to current administration officials. “Trump seems to be very reckless and doesn’t grasp the gravity of the things he’s dealing with, especially when it comes to intelligence and national security. And it’s all clouded because of this problem he has with Russia.”