W House denies Trump caused 'lapse in national security'


Canadian politicians were well within earshot as political bombshells this week exploded all over Washington.

President Trump did not know where the information about an ISIS terror threat to jetliners he shared with Russian officials came from or how it was obtained, his national security adviser said Tuesday.

Chrystia Freeland and Harjit Sajjan dined with their USA counterparts for foreign affairs and defence - Rex Tillerson and James Mattis. "And that can result in a lot of people being arrested and potentially killed". The Trump administration recently barred the use of laptops in passenger cabins from several countries in the Middle East and is mulling expanding the ban to cover Europe.

"You will appreciate it's a really sensitive area".

McMaster told reporters after the story broke: "I was in the room".

"It's far worse than what has already been reported", one US official, speaking anonymously, told BuzzFeed.

Speaking to Russian news agencies on Wednesday Yuri Ushakov, a Putin aide, earlier would not comment the contents of last week's talks among Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak. Freeland said she expects the administration to send its notice soon announcing the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA.

He denied the USA president had caused a "lapse in national security".

The panel's top Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a constant Trump critic, called the allegation of Trump pressure on Comey "explosive" and said "it appears like a textbook case of criminal obstruction of justice".

The White House would not comment on Israel being the source.

A third damaging report Tuesday that Trump asked Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into fired Flynn only fueled the impression of a White House in crisis.

The Senate intelligence committee wants to be briefed by White House officials who were in the room when President Donald Trump met with Russian officials and apparently disclosed classified information.

But the president admitted the basic details on Twitter - and he said it was no big deal.

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If you're claiming that Trump is a man of such good judgment that he would never share information inappropriately - that his own involvement in this disclosure is evidence of its appropriateness - you should remember that this is a man who leaked his own sexual infidelities to People magazine and who bragged about the size of his penis in a presidential debate.

The latest drama has rattled already shaky confidence in the president in Washington. His colleague Barbara Comstock called the reports "highly troubling" and demanded classified briefings. Sen. He said that during that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations.

Israeli officials would not confirm to The New York Times if they were the source of the information, but Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer gave no indication the report would strain the relationship between the nations.

Can the president share classified information?

Today's pushback from Trump comes after a Washington Post report, later confirmed by other media outlets, said he jeopardised a critical intelligence source by disclosing information that had been regarded as highly secret, even inside the USA government.

"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".

The officer went on to say they "would not trust a partner who shared intelligence" without telling them first.

"Who's Trump going to throw under the bus next?" " Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer has demanded the White House immediately provide a transcript of the meeting".

The message that Trump was simply giving Russian Federation a heads-up doesn't cut it, said Greg Anderson, associate professor of political science at the University of Alberta. "If I breach that, I know I'll be thrown off the committee and maybe even more", he told the MSNBC show, "Morning Joe".

"This is the most important defence and security relationship that we have around the world".

The US also maintains open intelligence-sharing relationships with allies like France, Germany and Japan.

"Russia is not one of them".

One: "President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre", Conway said February 3 on MSNBC.