Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides
Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides
18 May, 2017, 11:32
A day earlier, the Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, reported that Trump had shared highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding an Islamic State group terror threat.
The cloud hanging over the White House mushroomed in February when Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned over concerns about his meetings with Russia's ambassador in Washington.
"I have to hope that someone will counsel the president about just what it means to protect closely held information and why this is so unsafe, ultimately, to our national security", Mr Schiff said at a policy conference in Washington sponsored by the Centre for American Progress, a liberal group.
As President, Mr Trump has the power to disclose classified information as he chooses.
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A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk.
Himes was reacting to news of Trump bragging to Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, and US ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a White House meeting that he had "great intel" to share. Reports say before firing James Comey, Trump told him to lay off the investigation. An excerpt from an official transcript of the meeting reveals that Trump told them, "I get great intel". "I think it's a very hard challenge and I hope he's going to talk to a lot of smart people". "It could harm our national security by cutting off important sources of intelligence that protect Americans against terrorist acts". Republicans, frustrated the president's relentless parade of problems, largely sought to cool the heated climate with assurances they would get to the bottom of scandals. The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked C.
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President Donald Trump listens as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.
He also added that the conversation in the meeting "was nothing that you would not know from open-source reporting". Some White House transgression surfaces, congressional Republicans pronounce that their brows properly furrowed with concern, the media engages in a round of finger wagging, and the public wonders if this will be the crisis that brings down Trump.
Speaking at a news conference in Sochi, Russia, Putin denied that Trump had shared classified information with the Russian envoys and said he was ready to give Congress "a record of the conversation" in the Oval Office.
Putin said he was pleased by the results of Lavrov's meeting with Trump, but demonstrated his irritation with what he described as anti-Russian "political schizophrenia spreading in the U.S". His colleague Barbara Comstock called the reports "highly troubling" and demanded classified briefings. Sen.
With no notice, Trump last week fired FBI director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the US presidential election. The communications team, in particular, has come in for sharp criticism from the president, as well as his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Meanwhile the White House, which had tried to hose down the story yesterday, has changed tactics.
Associated Press writers Vivian Salama and Jill Colvin contributed.
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