BREAKING: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event as his daughter Ivanka looks on in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSNMI8

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.

They also said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

The information Trump 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.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.

After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.

“This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies.

Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

The revelation comes as Trump faces rising legal and political pressure on multiple Russia-related fronts.

Last week, he fired FBI Director James B. Comey in the midst of a bureau investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump’s subsequent admission that his decision was driven by “this Russia thing” was seen by critics as attempted obstruction of justice.

WOW. Our national security itself is being threatened by someone who only cares about himself!

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h/t Washington Post

Shaw has written for USA Today, CNN, Capitol Weekly, Independent Voter Network News, and The Energy Collective. At age 19, she was appointed to the Community Health Commission for the City of Berkeley by Mayor Tom Bates and served on the Mayor's Health Task Force. She acts and models professionally and has performed at Carnegie Hall. Shaw is a native San Franciscan. She studied political economy, public policy, biology, and rhetoric at UC Berkeley, and graduated in 2016. Through reformed education and effective communication, she is interested in making complex concepts accessible to broader audiences in hope of creating a more aware and active world.

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  1. I would think this congress would do something to keep Americans safe . When will this madness end ? Trump is committing treason as I see it…Letting Russian Television into our oval office should bring charges against Trump. Is the whole GOP involved with Russia. Is this all out of revenge because of Obama imposing sanctions against Russia?.. It looks like every bill passed and every thing this congress does goes back to stripping everything Obama stood for from our books. Obama knew how dangerous Russia could be and acted in the safety and best interest of our Country… Trump you won. Hillary lost. Now is it possible for you to act in the average American citizens behalf ?

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