Trump has admitted sharing security information on terrorism and aviation safety with the Russians, saying he had the “absolute right” to do so, but the White House has not confirmed or denied whether that information was classified.
It reported that an official with knowledge of the meeting described Trump as saying: “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” just before revealing the intelligence. Two sources told CNN that the information was classified.
According to US and diplomatic officials, Israeli intelligence was a source for some of the information about ISIS bomb-making capabilities.
Trump’s meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak came as the White House deals with a series of scandals linking members of Trump’s team with Russia. The FBI has confirmed it is investigating these links.