Then there is the question of whether United States allies will be more reluctant to share sensitive intelligence information with the USA, lest the president put sources at risk.
"I was in the room; it didn't happen", McMaster said, before turning to walk back into the White House, ignoring shouted questions from the press.
The details of what exactly Trump discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last Thursday are sketchy, and the Post is withholding some of them for national security reasons.
"During President Trump's meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism". Instead, the paper says Trump discussed information provided by a source relating to a specific terrorist threat.
Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States only learned through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. I get great intel. "Revealing classified information at this level is extremely risky and puts at risk the lives of Americans and those who gather intelligence for our country", he said.
In that meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, Trump said to the Russians, "I get great intel". Please visit the original post to view it. The president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known.
U.S. officials have said that United States agencies are in the process of drawing up plans to expand a ban on passengers carrying laptop computers onto US-bound flights from several countries on conflict zones due to new intelligence about how militant groups are refining techniques for installing bombs in laptops. As the Post report notes, Trump's flub was quickly recognised and the damage control began nearly immediately.
Officials told CNN that the ban came about following the collection of intercepted material and "human intelligence".
Senators mulled over the latest stunning news, first reported by The Washington Post, as they met inside the chamber.
"The story that came out tonight as reported, is false", he said flatly.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC told reporters that the report was "troubling, if true". "With. Russia", said Sen. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. John McCain, R-Ariz., the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. "I just can't comment on every news story so but obviously.it's not a good thing".
The story prompted Sen.
Schiff says it is particularly "problematic" that Russian interests, in Syria and elsewhere, are "deeply antithetical to our own".
Colorado officials also responded to the story.
The Vermont senator called Trump's actions "reckless and dangerous" in a statement released Monday evening.
"If true, this is deeply disturbing", Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette tweeted. He also revealed the city in Isis' so-called caliphate where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.
Trump's revelations to the Russians come as his administration faces backlash for his decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Asked how concerned he was about Trump sharing information with Russian officials, he looked straight ahead, offering no reaction.
It took Trump 18 days to fire national security adviser Mike Flynn, after acting attorney general Sally Yates had warned the White House counsel, Don McGahn, that Flynn was liable to blackmail by Russia because he hadn't fully disclosed details of his conversations with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office.
On top of that, American media wasn't allowed in the meeting at all.