Tapper said that the White House begged CNN not to reveal the information in a March report on the terrorist threat to aviation.
CNN host Jake Tapper revealed on Tuesday that CNN had obtained in March the classified information that President Trump allegedly disclosed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“In March, CNN’s Evan Perez had learned from numerous officials that intelligence deemed credible said that ISIS was developing laptop computer bombs to be used on international flights,” Tapper said.
“Perez talked to Trump administration officials, who cautioned Perez and subsequently CNN executives, to not report certain details about the threat, including the city from which some of the intelligence was collected,” he said.
Tapper continued, saying that administration officials told CNN that reporting the city’s name could “get people killed.” He then scolded the administration for not following their own advice. According to media reports, Trump revealed the name of the city where the intelligence came from to Lavrov.
Leaks have so far plagued the Trump administration, but such a high-level leak would be particularly worrying for the White House.
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Zachary Wood, a student at Williams College, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that conservative students feel they will be punished for their views by their professors.
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Administrator Scott Pruitt makes good on a promise to end the program after waste was reported at the Las Vegas office.
6.18.17 10:12 amNewt Gingrich Hit Back Against Charges of Collusion
“I think it would be healthy to have congressional hearings on foreign influence peddling in the U.S. way beyond the Russians,” Gingrich said during an interview on Sunday.
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“She won, but she lost,” Sen. Barbara Boxer said regarding Clinton’s 2016 election loss.