Critics alleged that the decision to share the information jeopardized a crucial intelligence source.
McMaster identified Trump's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, as the official who contacted both agencies. Such sharing "could be a risk for our sources", the official said. The Post stated that "the information the president relayed had been provided by a US partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the USA government". Trump has told advisers he's aware of a need to make changes to his White House team, though it was unclear what those moves might be or whether any were imminent.
The White House issued a furious denial after the notes were disclosed late Tuesday, near the end of a tumultuous day spent beating back potentially disastrous news reports from dawn to dusk.
"We continue to share intelligence with the U.S.", May told reporters in London on Wednesday.
See Pictures: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives in Cannes with daughter Aaradhya!
And if you're an Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fan, you don't have to wait too long now to see the icon light up the French Riviera too. According to a report Sonam Kapoor also be a part of Cannes Film Festival and expected to join later this week.
The Washington Post first reported the allegations on Monday, saying that Trump described details to Lavrov and Kislyak about how ISIS hopes to use laptop computers as bombs on planes.
The CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have declined to comment. An excerpt from an official transcript of the meeting reveals that Trump told them, "I get great intel. But this might be the new norm when it comes to the United states and its attitude and foreign policy approach to the likes of the Russians", Ball said.Even before Trump's meeting with the Russians, Washington's intelligence partners overseas have noted a barrage of reports around Trump, the Russians and spies.They include the investigations into his election campaign's ties to Moscow, probes into Russian interference in the election, the president's own expressions of disdain for the US intelligence community and his claim that former President Barack Obama spied on him, citing a media report."First the firing of the FBI chief and now this", said one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation diplomat referring to Trump's decision to dismiss FBI Director James Comey. "At no time, at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known". "How do we know the USA defence secretary won't be fired next week or that intelligence finds its way into the wrong hands?" He's openly questioned the competency of intelligence officials and challenged their high-confidence assessment that Russian Federation meddled in last year's presidential election to help him win. On Tuesday it was reported that Trump may have urged Comey to drop the FBI's probe into Flynn's ties with Russian Federation, in what some critics have called a possible act of obstruction of justice.
The disclosure also risks harming his credibility with USA partners around the world ahead of his first overseas trip.
Then, last week, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who had led the bureau's probe into the president's links with Russian Federation.
North Korea's latest missile test may be a 'substantial advance'
North Korea's state news agency identified the weapon as a Hwasong-12 "medium long-range" ground-to-ground ballistic missile. President Donald Trump was briefed on the missile test, according to a statement the White House released late Saturday.
The Royal Court in Jordan said that King Abdullah II was to speak by telephone with Trump later Tuesday, a conversation that was scheduled last week.
It was, of course, Trump himself who berated Hillary Clinton for playing fast and loose with classified information on her private email server. He said Trump discussed a range of subjects with the Russians, including "common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism".
The official said the information was provided to the U.S.by Israel.
Severe Storms Possible in Northern Iowa Monday
Since we are talking about a more summer-like air mass, some of these storms that fire up later today could turn strong to severe. Overnight lows are expected to drop off into the upper 50s, leading into Mother's Day.