In the course of the talks at White House last week, US President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov some secret information, Washington Post reported, citing the current and former US officials.
According to the publication, disclosure of this information can threaten the major Washington source in ISIS terrorist group.
It is also reported that partner country provided US with secret information under agreement on intelligence exchange. The Washington Post emphasizes that the data considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from other United States allies and distribution of this information within the government was restricted.
Newspaper sources affirm that Trump's actions endanger cooperation with the country that provided this sensitive data.
Retraction followed the Washington Post statement. CNN reports that Trump's National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster refutes information about exchange of classified data:
"At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the President did not disclose any military operations that weren't already publicly known," he said. "I was in the room. It didn't happen."
White House deputy national security adviser Dina Powell denied Tramp’s secret information disclosure to Lavrov:
"This story is false. The President only discussed the common threats that both countries faced,"
Earlier QHA reported that on May 10, US President Donald Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in White House Oval Office to discuss situation in Syria and conflict in Ukraine.