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TIMELINE: Trump’s Meeting with Russian Foreign Officials

It's the story that's shaking up Washington, D.C. Catch up on what actually happened between President Trump and key Russian officials.

By NTK Staff | 05.17.2017 @7:30am
TIMELINE: Trump’s Meeting with Russian Foreign Officials

Get the latest on the allegations that President Trump shared classified, sensitive information on ISIS with Russian foreign officials with NTK Network’s timeline.

May 9

May 10

  • President Trump hosts Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak at the White House; an official statement says the three discussed Syria, Ukraine, and the Middle East
  • U.S. media complains that they were shut out of covering the meeting while a photographer for one of Russia’s state-run media outlets had access to Trump and the Russians

May 11

  • White House officials tell U.S. media they’re angry with the Russians for ‘trolling‘ Trump with its tweets and photos from the prior day’s meeting

May 15

  • 5pm: A Washington Post report alleges Trump “revealed highly classified information” in the meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak; specifically, Trump revealed sensitive details of “the inner workings” of ISIS
    • The Post report lays out how this can impact U.S. security: “Russia could use that detail to help identify the U.S. ally or intelligence capability involved”
  • 6:30pm: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), a key Republican on foreign affairs issues, criticizes Trump over the Post report: “something that you just don’t do
  • 7:15pm: National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster says the Post report is false as written
  • Evening: The New York Times‘ reporting says it’s a “Middle Eastern ally that closely guards its own secrets” who provided the sensitive information that Trump shared with Russia

May 16

  • 6:45am: “Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman denies reports that Trump revealed classified information to senior officials.”
  • 7:05am: @realDonaldTrump appears to acknowlege he shared sensitive information: “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining….”
    • “…to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
  • 8:20am: Reuters reporting suggests U.S. allies will still share sensitive intelligence with the White House, despite Trump’s unusual disclosures
  • 12:45pm: McMaster stands by his statement that the “premise” of WaPo‘s article is “false
  • 12:45pm: McMaster says Trump “wasn’t even aware of where this information came from” when he shared it
  • 1:45pm: NYT reveals that Israel was the source of the information that Trump shared with Russian officials

May 17

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