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NBC News: Trump Gave Russians Intel Too Sensitive to Report

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This handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows President Donald Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House, May 10, 2017. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:20 PM

Some of the classified intelligence that President Donald Trump shared with the Russians is so secret that the media is being asked not to report it, NBC News reported.

Known so far is that Trump shared with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador a plot being hatched by ISIS, but NBC reveals more specifics about the plot as well as details the intelligence community (IC) is asking it and other media outlets not to reveal.

According to NBC, Trump told the Russians during their Oval Office meeting that ISIS had stolen airport security equipment to test a bomb that could be hidden in electronic devices as well as the origin of that intel in Syria.

The IC has asked NBC not to report specifics about the equipment that ISIS stole, where it stole it, and the name of the Syrian city where the intel was gathered, NBC reported.

It was reported Tuesday that Israel was the source of some of that classified intel.

Trump has said it was his "absolute right" to share that information with the Russians, and he was backed up by national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who said it was "wholly appropriate" to divulge that to the Russians.

However, NBC reports that when White House counterterrorism adviser Tom Bossert learned of what Trump told the Russians, he immediately reported the security breach to the CIA and National Security Agency.

NBC reports no lives are feared at risk over Trump's intel dump to the Russians, though the Israeli operation was at risk of being shut down because of it.

However, ABC News reported Tuesday that an Israeli spy's life was endangered from the leak.

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Some of the classified intelligence that President Donald Trump shared with the Russians is so secret that the media is being asked not to report it, NBC News reported.
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