Trump Shared Life Saving Information with Russian Federation

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after delivering keynote address at commencement in Lynchburg

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after delivering keynote address at commencement in Lynchburg

The Washington Post's report on Monday claimed that the revelation made by Mr. Trump during his meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at risk.

(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). Cyprus' foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, right, and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov talk to the media during a press conference after their meeting at the foreign ministry in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday, May.

President Donald Trump's alleged disclosure of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister is unlikely to stop allies who share intelligence with Washington from cooperating, officials said Tuesday.

Lavrov recalled a joke of Soviet times when there were two main newspapers - Pravda, meaning Truth, and Izvestiya, meaning The News.

He said the US and Russian Federation must pool efforts in the fight against terrorism and work together to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation.

"Lavrov says media have reported that Trump told him that "'terrorists' are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials", information he says the administration revealed with the laptop ban. But Trump told the Russians those things, the US officials said, as he described intelligence that led to the new rules banning electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights.

Thursday's comments were the first on the issue by Lavrov since his meeting with Trump at the White House and the subsequent furore over what was discussed.

"Relations between European Union and Russian Federation are unsatisfying", Lavrov said. A Washington Post story has accused him of revealing classified information to Russian officials.

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.

However Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump's ties with the country as "schizophrenia" and offered to release details of the conversation between Trump and Sergei Lavrov to the US Congress.

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