Trump might not know about the source of information, which he shared with Lavrov
WASHINGTON, may 16 — RIA Novosti. The US President Donald trump may not know, is the source of the information, which he shared with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, told reporters Advisor to the President for national security Herbert McMaster.
“May I make a statement, but the President did not know about where the data came, he was also not informed about the source or method (the collection of) information,” McMaster said at a briefing in the White house.
The Advisor stressed several times that the administration considers all the information that the US President gave the Russian foreign Minister was “appropriate”.
Previously, the newspaper the Washington Post made a statement that trump last week shared with Lavrov at the meeting at the White house top-secret information on banned terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG). The newspaper cited anonymous sources among current and former us officials, who evaluate the nature of information as top secret, but refuse to discuss its contents.
The White house called the publication is false. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the meeting discussed “the overall efforts and the threats associated with terrorism.”
Trump as commander in chief has the right to declassify any information, but his critics argue that it is possible to transmit information Russia could hurt U.S. relations with allies, from which Washington received this information.
The trump said that he had every right to share c RF information in the course of negotiations. According to trump, he wanted to share with Russia data on terrorism and flights safety. In addition, trump said that he wanted to make Russia to strengthen the fight against terrorism.