The Kremlin has dismissed reports that President Trump shared classified information with Russian officials last week as "complete nonsense", but some of America's allies are expressing concerns the US leader could be an unreliable keeper of secrets.
Israeli intelligence officials say this amounts to their "worst fears confirmed", that the USA, with whom they have an exclusive intelligence-sharing deal, are passing that information along without Israel's prior knowledge. He did not deny discussing classified information. The president attempts to justify himself via Twitter, and Washington Post Media and Politics Reporter Callum Borchers explains why his justification is valid.More news: United Blood Nation gang members indicted after mass arrests in Charlotte
This comes hot on the heels of reports that Trump shared classified information with Russian Federation about Isis.
According to the Post, Trump appeared to boast about the "great intel" he receives from his aides.
On Monday evening, National Security Advisor McMaster called a report published earlier in the day by the Washington Post "false".More news: 'I don't remember having a race like this'
Later on Tuesday, the Kremlin dismissed the Washington Post allegations, saying the story included nothing worth discussing.
"We want to get as many to help fight terrorism as possible. It's nonsense", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
President Trump's revelation of classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week has Israel "boiling mad", after other U.S. officials confirmed that the intelligence originally came from an Israeli spy placed within the ISIS movement. "We can't even say now that the media are biased because they are openly carrying out a political order", the diplomat told Kommersant FM.More news: Turkish violence in Washington presents new Trump headache
Trump said he made the decision based on the recommendation of the Justice Department. Comey had been leading an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's advisers and Russian officials when he was abruptly fired.
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