cause and effect
President Trump's apparent reveal of classified information to Russian officials last week is already making foreign intelligence sources think twice about sharing information with the U.S. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a senior European intelligence official has indicated that "his country might stop sharing information" if reports that Trump shared highly classified intelligence information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a White House meeting are confirmed.
The Washington Post first reported Monday evening that Trump had gone "off script" and disclosed information that was given to the U.S. through an intelligence-sharing arrangement with an ally. The European intelligence official told The Associated Press that if this were the case, sharing information with the White House "could be a risk for our sources."
Though Trump's staff on Monday night ardently denied The Washington Post's report, Trump seemed to confirm in a tweet Tuesday morning that he'd shared information "pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety" with Russian officials.