US officials were so alarmed by President Donald Trump’s decision to reveal classified intelligence to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting in 2017 that they extracted a top-secret source from Russia shortly after, CNN reported on Monday.
Intelligence officials typically extract sources when they believe the person’s life is in immediate danger.
The information Trump shared with the Russians wasn’t directly connected to the source, but CNN reported that its disclosure prompted officials to “renew earlier discussions” about the potential risk that the source would be exposed.
The president has repeatedly been accused of mishandling classified information that could compromise the US’s intelligence-gathering methods and put lives at risk.
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The US was forced to extract a top-secret source from Russia after President Donald Trump revealed classified information to two Russian officials in 2017, CNN reported on Monday.
A person directly involved with the discussions told the outlet the…