European Officials Threaten To End Intel-Sharing With US: "Could Be Risk For Our Sources"

With the US mainstream media in manic finger-pointing speculation mode over President Trump's discussions with Russian foreign minister Lavrov, a senior European intelligence official tells AP that his country might stop sharing information with the United States if it confirms President Donald Trump shared classified details with Russian officials.

 

As AP reported earlier, a senior German lawmaker has expressed concern about reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State group to Russian officials.

Burkhard Lischka said in a statement to The Associated Press that "if it proves to be true that the American president passed on internal intelligence matters that would be highly worrying."

 

Lischka, who sits on the German parliament's intelligence oversight committee, noted that Trump has access to "exclusive and highly sensitive information including in the area of combating terrorism."

 

The Social Democratic Party lawmaker said that if the U.S. president "passes this information to other governments at will, then Trump becomes a security risk for the entire western world."

Germany is heavily dependent on U.S. intelligence, and now, a senior European intelligence official tells The Associated Press that his country might stop sharing information with the United States if it confirms President Donald Trump shared classified details with Russian officials.

The official said Tuesday that doing so "could be a risk for our sources."

 

The official spoke only on condition that neither he nor his country be identified, because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

And all of this over an anonymously-sourced report that has been denied on the record?