Trump gave Russia intel from Jordan, not Israel - Al-Jazeera

Trump has admitted sharing intel with Russia

Trump has admitted sharing intel with Russia

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The intelligence passed from Donald Trump to Sergei Lavrov was from Jordan, rather than Israel, according to a report by Qatar-based news outlet Al-Jazeera.

The report was published Thursday morning, citing Jordan intelligence sources, who suggest their country has better intel on Islamic State than Israel.

Earlier this week the Washington Post reported that Trump had given Lavrov highly classified information during a meeting at the White House regarding Isis.

However the report didn't specify which country was the source of the intel, claiming only that it was “an ally that has access to the inner workings" of the terror group.

It was subsequently suggested that the intel came from Israel, prompting officials from the Jewish state to say they were hugely preoccupied by the reports.

Trump has admitted passing the intel to Lavrov during a meeting at the White House. However he said that, as President, he had every right to do so.

Nonetheless speculation about Trump's ties with Russia have dominated the news agenda, with reports that Trump ordered former FBI director James Comey to suppress an inquiry into his team's dealings with the Kremlin prior to his election in november.

Trump hit out at the reports yesterday, saying no politician in history has been treated more badly than him.