Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Donald Trump tweets about classified information come back to haunt him

Donald Trump tweets about classified information come back to haunt him

Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the White House last week.

Tapper recalled that the government had explicitly warned CNN in March that revealing "certain details about the threat, including the city from which some of the intelligence was collected" - in other words, the very information Trump apparently revealed to Russian officials - could pose a huge risk. "It would, they insisted, get people killed".

That's because in the United States, the system of classifying information has no legal basis. It's as if Clinton set up an unsecured email server. and then used it to send classified information directly to foreign hackers from her personal account.

"Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues meant to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information", Comey said. This morning, the president said he had full authority to leak the intel.

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Trump's decision to fire Comey drew widespread condemnation from a number of prominent Democrats, who questioned the timing of the president's move.

The President has broad powers to declassify information, so it is unlikely Trump broke the law, according to the Post, but he seems to have contradicted himself. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism", he wrote in combined tweets.

The meeting came one day after Trump fired Comey, who was also helping lead an FBI investigation into Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 election that includes probes into the Trump campaign's contact with Moscow. The FBI has been investigating possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the election. Trump tweeted on Tuesday. The director acknowledged that classified information had been transmitted via Secretary Clinton's server, but he suggested that, in the greater scheme of things, it was just a small percentage of the emails involved.

"Can you imagine not taking Snowden's passport away before he jetted happily away to foreign lands (where he gave away many USA secrets)" Trump tweeted. "He is a traitor who fled-he knew the crime!"

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