Richard Blumenthal

Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State with Russians, reports say

Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State with Russians, reports say

The White House lurched into a new crisis Monday over reports that President Trump had shared highly classified intelligence last week with visiting Russian officials in the Oval Office.

In the meeting with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, Trump discussed threats from Islamic State involving laptops taken aboard airliners, intelligence that had been provided by a U.S. ally on the condition that it not be shared, the Washington Post reported.

The revelation touched off widespread dismay among members of Congress, including Republicans, who seemed to credit the published reports even as the White House disputed them.

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