US Agencies Ask Media: Don't Report What Trump Said To Russians

US Agencies Ask Media: Don't Report What Trump Said To Russians

So news organizations are being asked by US Intelligence to be more "circumspect" about top-secret information than the so-called president?

Thanks for the tip.

Turns out the orange he-man gossip machine was blabbing about some kind of ISIS laptop bomb being the reason you can't take laptops on planes no more. NBC News reports that

U.S. intelligence officials have asked NBC News and other media organizations not to report the type of equipment, where it was stolen, and the name of the city where the intelligence was gathered, because doing so could harm U.S. national security, they say. But Trump told the Russians those things, the U.S. officials said, as he described intelligence that led to the new rules banning electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights.

The information came from Israel, multiple government officials told NBC News — another fact some news organizations had been asked not to disclose, U.S. officials said.

And here's the golden ticket:

White House counterterrorism adviser Tom Bossert, who was not in the May 10 meeting, learned about what Trump said when he read notes immediately afterward, a U.S. official with direct knowledge told NBC News. He immediately called officials at the CIA and the National Security Agency to report a security breach, the official said.

So to review: Trump's own national security appointee had to call in a security breach because of what he said in the Oval Office to a couple of Russians who should not have been invited there in the first place, but hey, Vlad asked if they could.

But it was just "Locker Room Talk," am I right, Donald?


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