WaPo accused of fake news after claiming Trump leaked classified info to Russians

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On Monday, the Washington Post claimed that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador during a White House meeting last week.  The Post, however, came under fire after National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and others said the report is completely false.

“The story that came out tonight, as reported is false. The president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation. At no time, at no time, were intelligence sources or methods discussed, and the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. Two other senior officials who were present, including the secretary of state, remember the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on the record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources,” he said.

“And I was in the room, it didn’t happen,” he added.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said parts of the report were false.

“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.  During that exchange the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, methods or military operations,” he said.

Worse yet, Laura Ingraham said the Post didn’t talk to any U.S. official at the meeting.

Breitbart added:

The current and former officials told the Post that Trump shared information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak that was obtained by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing agreement and was so sensitive it was withheld from U.S. allies and restricted within the U.S. government.

The officials said Trump’s disclosure risked cooperation from an ally that had access to the inner workings of the Islamic State, which they then shared details of with the Post.

The current and former officials told the Post that Trump discussed an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

They said that senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency after the meeting.

The officials bashed the president, portraying him as “reckless.”

However, Breitbart said, the Post report admits that it is “unlikely” Trump broke any laws.

“As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law,” the report admits.

A post at the Gateway Pundit said this makes the fourth innacurate story published by the Post in just one week…

“Even the National Enquirer would be red-faced after at this point,” Jim Hoft said.  “It’s as if the WaPo will print anything for clicks.  They’ve become a click-bait site.”

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