President Donald Trump revealed “highly classified information” last week during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Monday.
The Post, citing current and former U.S. officials with ties to the administration, reports that the information “jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.” The publication did not elaborate on what the president’s disclosure entailed due to the sensitive nature of the information.
Read the Washington Post’s full report here.
BuzzFeed later confirmed the Post’s report, quoting an official who said the president’s disclosure is “far worse than what has already been reported.”
A White House spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment.
Trump met with Lavrov and Kislyak in the Oval Office last Wednesday, one day after he fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating the administration’s alleged ties to Russia.
The White House faced criticism for allowing a photographer for the Russian state news agency TASS into the Oval Office during that meeting, which American media had been barred from attending. The administration later confronted questions about a possible security breach.
“Deadly serious Q: Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?” tweeted Colin Kahl, deputy national security adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden. Read full post