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Israeli Intel Officials Furious Trump Revealed Info on ISIS

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By    |   Friday, 19 May 2017 06:17 PM

Israeli intelligence officials are furious that President Donald Trump revealed sensitive information about an ISIS plot during a meeting with Russian officials, fearing he may have compromised a vital source, Foreign Policy reported Friday.

"To them, it's horrifying," a U.S. defense official in military planning told Foreign Policy, saying Israeli officials were shouting at their American counterparts. "Their first question was: 'What is going on? What is this?'"

According to Foreign Policy, behind a public display of harmony ahead of Trump's visit with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week, Israeli intelligence officials are angry about Trump's disclosures during a May 10 meeting in the White House with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

The details likely came from a source who was also useful on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its Hezbollah proxies in Syria and Lebanon — high priorities for Israel, Foreign Policy reported.

"To the Israelis, ISIS is not that big of a concern," the defense official said. "We have a partner that has done us a favor. They went out of their way to support us in a campaign against ISIS, that they have no real skin in."

Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, said the counterterrorism information Trump shared was "wholly appropriate." 

But according to Foreign Policy, Israeli intelligence officials didn't expect Trump to be careless with "one of their most sensitive of accesses," the official said.

"Sources aren't infinite," the defense official said. "They are already reassessing: 'Where are we going to be able to gain that kind of information?'"

Trump reportedly disclosed classified information to the Russians regarding an ISIS plot to mask bombs in laptops and divulged the name of the city where the plot was being hatched.

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Israeli intelligence officials are furious that President Donald Trump revealed sensitive information about an ISIS plot during a meeting with Russian officials, fearing he may have compromised a vital source, Foreign Policy reported Friday.
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