MOSCOW – A Washington Post reporter has revealed that the Islamic State (IS) laptop plot story, which President Donald Trump mentioned to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House last week, came from ISIS itself through the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The reason for the leaking against Trump which followed in the Post and in the Anglo-American media has also been disclosed by the Post. The CIA and at least one senior staff official of the National Security Council, who briefed the CIA on what Trump had said, are angry at the President for revealing collaboration between IS operatives and their US Government handlers in attacks on Russian targets, including Russian airline travellers.
A report published by the Washington Post on Monday evening [May 15] claimed Trump had “revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister [Lavrov] and ambassador to the U.S. [Sergei Kislyak] in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”
The source, according to the Post, was “a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said. The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.”
The text of the newspaper publication did not refer to the “partner” as a country, government, or foreign intelligence agency. Instead, referring to the source of intelligence as a “key partner”, the newspaper claimed “Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.” That meant the geographic location where the “partner” was at work inside IS “territory”…
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