Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets
11:34, May 18, 2017
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On May 10, President Trump met with Lavrov and Kislyak in the Oval Office and, according to reports first from the Washington Post, told them about an Islamic State plot to sneak explosives onto airplanes by hiding them in laptop computers, which may have placed the anonymous partner who provided it in danger of identification.
Spicer noted that three White House officials who participated in the meeting last week have already put out statements refuting allegations that Trump shared classified information with Russian officials.
"If the US administration finds it possible, we are ready to provide a recording of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump to the US Congress and Senate", Putin said.
From Moscow, Kim reports that Putin also said that it's up to the American people, not Russian Federation, to assess Trump's performance.
"We are seeing in the United States a developing political schizophrenia".
Putin also refrained from assessing Trump's performance as president, stressing that such assessments should be given by the American people and its constituency. Last week, the president fired Comey, who had been overseeing the FBI's ongoing investigation into whether Trump's campaign played a role in Russia's election meddling.
Either claim on its own - that he divulged top-secret information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an Oval Office meeting, or that he pressed Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to drop a probe into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn - would plunge any White House into serious crisis.
Israel and the U.S. have had a unique intelligence-sharing arrangement for the last 10 years, sharing sources and methods and raw intelligence, in real time. He is doubting his top advisers, even son-in-law Jared Kushner, who supported firing FBI Director James Comey despite the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.
Israeli intelligence experts said they could not confirm whether an Israeli asset was the source. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Tuesday that Trump in no way compromised methods or sources.
The White House declined to confirm the report.
At a time when relations with Russian Federation are already under intense scrutiny, Mr Putin said he was prepared to help.
White House officials have asserted that the series of controversies dogging President Donald Trump's administration are due to insiders coordinating leaks in order to damage his credibility with the public. "We have no intention of interfering there and we will not do so", the Russian president vowed.
It said that Trump told Lavrov about a specific IS bomb threat.
Theresa May has said Britain still has confidence in its special relationship with the USA, amid a series of concerns linked to Donald Trump.
Both allegations fueled calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump's ties to Russian Federation and even raised questions about whether he could face impeachment proceedings.
At the meeting the president gave classified information to the Russians that he shouldn't have.
A USA official who confirmed the disclosure to The Associated Press said the revelation potentially put the source at risk. It has prompted cries from Democratic lawymakers in Washington that Trump can not be trusted with vital information.
Israel was the source of ISIS-related intelligence that President Donald Trump shared with Russian Federation last week, according to three government officials with knowledge of the matter.