Trump is set to travel to Israel next week on his first foreign trip overseas.
The move was met with condemnation from Democrats, and some Republicans, on Capitol Hill, who said the revelation could jeopardize intelligence sources on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and make allies more reluctant to share intelligence with the U.S.
But in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump later admitted that he had made the decision to fire Comey well before Rosenstein's memo, in part because he was frustrated by the director's investigation into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and the Russian government.
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Trump described his talks with the Russians as "an openly scheduled" meeting at the White House.
"The story that came out tonight as reported is false", National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster told a press briefing Monday night on the White House grounds.
As President I wanted to share with Russian Federation (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining.
The Post quoted an anonymous senior USA official as calling the intelligence "code-word information" - referring to one of the highest classification levels used in the American intelligence community.
Revelations that Trump revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week prompted one European official to tell The Associated Press that his country might stop sharing intelligence with the U.S.as a result.
Trump's comments appeared to acknowledge reports Monday that he disclosed highly classified intelligence information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during an Oval Office meeting last week - contradicting carefully worded denials issued by his own White House. The classified information had been shared with the president by an ally, violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with that country, the official said.
The official said that Trump boasted about his access to classified intelligence in last week's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak. An excerpt from an official transcript of the meeting reveals that Trump told them, "I get great intel".
"I'm concerned about the fact that the President feels like he has to give something to Russian Federation first when there have been repeated instances of Russian Federation being sanctioned in Ukraine, committing war crimes in Syria and conducting operations that are contrary to what we'd like to believe are freedom of operations and sovereignties of different nations", he said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day".
Afterward, White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency, the newspaper said.
"The president wasn't even aware of where this information came from".
Trump isn't denying anything, as McMaster and Powell were; instead, he's pointing out that he was within his legal rights to share such information with Russian Federation. "And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known".
The Kremlin has dismissed the reports as "complete nonsense".
Other Republicans, however, expressed concern.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that if the story is true it would be "deeply disturbing".
Senator Dianne Feinstein accidently leaked classified sensitive information on drone strikes in 2009 during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
"I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda", he told Bloomberg Business.
But it was an attempt at saying the story was false, and Trump isn't following that line.
The irony seemed to be lost on Trump that - at least in the case of sharing classified intelligence with the Russians - he was, in fact, the original leaker.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also released a statement saying, "During President Trump's meeting with Foreign Minister Lavrov, a broad range of subjects were discussed among which were common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism".
The South Korean conglomerate meanwhile is also tipped to launch a successor to the Galaxy Folder 1 with the new Galaxy Folder 2. Note 8 is now highly anticipated with a dual-camera setup on the backside of the smartphone, and rumors have also suggested so.
In 2016-17, the compact sedan segment clocked 402,608 units as against 440,735 units in 2015-16, down 8.65%. Safety has been taken care of with dual airbags as well as ABS along with ISOFIX seat mounts as standard.
However, Pakistan may not have beaten India in World Cup, but the scoreline reads 2-1 when it comes to Champions Trophy. India won the tournament last in 2013 after they beat the host nation, England in the highly contested final.
A great productivity feature that's been announced for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the new Timeline feature. Microsoft will attempt to bring down the prohibitive cost of mixed reality for customers and developers.
Calling it a "tough decision", Wiebe said he was happy with the research the board's commissioners did before reaching a verdict. The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre opened in January and is used to treat sick and inured marine mammals, but not house them.
Morgan Lewis was honored by Chambers Europe, a division of publisher Chambers & Partners that ranks law firms based in the region. One user tweeted a picture of White House press secretary Sean Spicer with the caption, "I have never hidden in bushes".
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Nine people have been found displaying hemorrhagic symptoms indicative of the virus, and three of these have died . Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey nearly died twice after contracting the virus during work in Sierra Leone.
FTSE 100 index closes at all-time record high
On the foreign exchanges, the pound lost ground after the release of the latest United Kingdom inflation figures. The airlines said weakness in sterling against the dollar and euro shaved GBP82 million off the bottom line.
Apple Wants MacBook Owners To Upgrade More Often
Apple's MacBook hasn't received a speed bump since 2015 and the 12-inch MacBook was last updated in April 2016. The new MacBook Pro will look much like the previous model and will mostly differ in internal architecture.
Apple rolls out iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates
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Netflix trials higher price when signing up at the weekend
She further hinted about the series' plot, saying the location would be flawless in exploring whether blood is thicker than water. One of Tidelands' creators, Tracey Robertson , expressed her excitement at the new project and partnership with Netflix.
Royal relationship: Meghan Markle at Prince Harry polo match
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Second Ebola case confirmed among 20 suspected in Congo
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N Carolina gov., Democrats praise voter ruling
Last summer, the Supreme Court denied a request to allow provisions of the law to go back into effect for the 2016 election. The dispute is similar to the court fight over Texas' voter ID law, also struck down as racially discriminatory.
North Korea Accuses US of Plotting Kim Assassination
A North Korean newspaper said that the nation was "waiting for the moment it will reduce the whole of the USA mainland to ruins". Kim recently watched huge military parades marking the Day of the Sun and the 85th anniversary of the North Korean army.
Businesses brace as cyber threat lingers
NHS Digital said many of these can not be updated because they are running MRI machines and other major pieces of equipment. Microsoft said the situation was "painful" and that it was taking "all possible actions to protect our customers".
Warriors want to 'destroy everything' and limit Jazz rallies
On the other hand, the Jazz got solid contributions from Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert, but it still doesn't seem to be enough. With the backcourt of Curry and Klay Thompson in a shooting slump, Durant was the Warriors' go-to guy for most of the night.
Delta to test-drive self-serve biometric scanners to check bags
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