May says UK to continue to share intelligence with US
- Author: Leroy Wright May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 12:28
On Wednesday, Putin denied that Lavrov had shared any intelligence with him or with Russia's secret service, instead declaring that a "political schizophrenia" had gripped the United States and that it was "eliciting concern" in Russian Federation.
As seen in the below CNN video, President Trump is dealing with what some are calling a Watergate-sized scandal when news broke that former FBI Director James Comey reported that President Trump asked Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Officials in Israel's government consider Trump a close ally - perhaps even more receptive to their needs than his predecessor as United States president, Barack Obama, had proved - but concern has grown in Tel Aviv over the novice administration's unpredictability.
An undercover Israeli agent inside the Islamic State has been put at risk by President Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to Russia, ABC News reported.
Trump has admitted sharing security information, saying he had the "absolute right" to do so.
Putin claims that the transcript of Trump's words exchanged with foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak, will prove that President Trump didn't share top secret codeword classified intelligence with the Russian men.
Karmon said "third-party rule" is a basic tenant of the intelligence sharing among countries.
But he made no mention of Trump divulging intelligence to Russian Federation that a U.S. administration official said had originally come from Israel.
Putin told reporters that he wasn't aware of any state secrets revealed in the the meeting, joking that his foreign minister would have to be punished for not reporting the valuable intelligence he allegedly received from Trump. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against [the Islamic State] & terrorism".
Dan Shapiro, the former USA ambassador to Israel, now a senior visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, called the president and his team "careless".
Schiff, though, remained critical of the White House.
The allegations broke just days before Mr Trump visits Israel during his first foreign tour, which has already been beset by disagreements over a planned trip to the Western Wall, which sits in occupied East Jerusalem.
Vladimir Putin says he is willing to hand over a transcript of a discussion between Donald Trump and senior Russian officials.
"I think we need to come up with some sort of punishment for him, because he didn't share this secret information, not with us, not with the special services".