The fun started on May 10, 2017, when president Trump met with the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office of the White House. Kislyak is a known Russian spy. Trump prohibited all American media from the meeting, but allowed Russian state news agency TASS, a Russian propaganda network, into the meeting.
Trump’s people quickly came out and said it wasn’t true. But that didn’t last long. Instead of denying that he leaked classified information, Trump admitted it. He said he had the “absolute right” to share classified information with the Russians. He also said he shared the classified information for “humanitarian” reasons.
In response to Trump leaking classified information, Republican senator Collins has asked for a briefing on all of the info Trump passed to Russian spies. Republican congressman Justin Amash is demanding that Trump share with Congress, in a classified setting, the “precise” details of Trump’s meeting with Russian spies. Republican senator John McCain said that Trump’s sharing of information with Russian spies is “deeply disturbing.”
The intelligence community is also very angry. A former CIA agent said that Trump’s leak to Russian spies “will get Americans killed.” And Israeli media is reporting that U.S. officials warned Israel not to share sensitive intelligence with Trump because Trump would pass the information to Russian spies would would then pass the information to Iranian spies. Iran is on record as wanting to destroy Israel.
Even Trump himself demanded that Edward Snowden be “executed” for giving “serious information” to Russia.