Israeli intelligence officials have expressed anger that President Trump revealed sensitive information during a meeting with Russian officials last week, saying it could have compromised a source, Foreign Policy reported Friday. “Their first question was: ‘What is going on?”
The United States and Israel are trying to move past President Donald Trump’s apparent sharing of Israeli intelligence with Russian Federation. The Israeli officers said they found the disclosure “horrifying”.
The details Trump spilled likely came from a source that was also useful on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and its Hezbollah proxies in Syria and Lebanon, which are much higher priorities for Israel, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said… “We have a partner that has done us a favor”.
Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said the counterterrorism information Trump shared was “wholly appropriate”. That’s according to a senior US official not authorized to discuss sensitive intelligence matters and speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official said there is a fear in Israel that Trump’s slip could damage the country’s intelligence and put lives as risk.
On Monday, the Washington Post claimed – citing unnamed sources – that Trump allegedly disclosed highly sensitive information about how terrorist organizations plan to use laptops as bombs on airplanes.